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Dry Creek Legend – Laura Somersal

Jan. 25 2017 — Laura Somersal, well known Pomo weaver and teacher who lived among us from (1892-1990). She was known as one of the most talented Basket Weavers that ever lived. Her artistry, knowledge and passion for the spiritual practice of Basket Weaving was only rivaled by her poise and warmth as a teacher…

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Dry Creek Before The Flood

 Jan 20th. 2017 – Have you ever wondered what Dry Creek looked like before the flood and before Warm Springs Dam was built to create Lake Sonoma? Here we have an amazing gallery from our historical archives of what Dry Creek was like prior to 1982, when the Dam was completed. The vast profundity of…

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Aerial View of The Dry Creek Rancheria

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Ancestrial Fish Weir Baskets

Dec 20th, 2016 – Our tribal ancestors were expert wardens of the land. They harvested fish from the Russian River for generations without negative impact to the fragile ecosystem of ancient Salmon migrations. Creating habitat ponds that diverted the river into small controlled areas allowed our ancestors to collect fish by the ton, feed their families and have a…

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Elizabeth Cordova Dollar Circa 1920

Dec. 12th. 2016..Here is an amazing look at one of the DCR’s oldest archival photo galleries. This gallery from our private collection features the Dry Creek Rancheria in the 20’s as well as an incredible timeless look at one of our Elders, Elizabeth Lozinto Cordova Dollar. From the Book “Healdsburg” on Google Books

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Native American And Tribal Grants

Oct 2nd 2016 Qualify and Receive Funds for College Native Americans, and Native Alaskans, have a long history of being under-represented in traditional American colleges and universities. Over the years, a large number of financial aid programs have been put into place to help redress this imbalance. These programs are supported by both the private and…

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Introducing Bellacanavineyards.com

Sept 2nd 2016 Bellacanavineyards.com is Live  

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DCR Fire Dept.

Jan. 20th 2016 – On a fresh piece of property recently purchased adjacent to the River Rock Casino and the Dry Creek Rancheria. A new Local Fire Department was born. The DCR Fire Dept. Offering a free resource to the local community and Sonoma County in general. Bringing response time to the Rancheria from 8 minutes, to a neck breaking speed…

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Sept. 25th is Native American Day

Aug 11th 2015 – Under the rainy auspices of a beautiful Sonoma County afternoon, We, The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians celebrated Indian Day at the River Rock Casino. We had a wonderful blend of young and old visitors, Members, Elders, Dancers, Native Arts and live music. As the day went by and…

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Harvest Vines From Mihila Kawna Wines

July 25th 2015 – The end of the viticulture season is here and we are are gearing up to harvest and crush our grapes soon. Here is a photo gallery from the end of this 2015 season. These photos are from our Bellacana Vineyard, in beautiful Geyserville California’s Alexander Valley, right off the russian river. We…

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