Cultural Advisory Committee
Round Valley Pomo
Madonna Feather -Cruz is a registered member of the Round Valley Indian Tribe - Round Valley, California and a third-generation member of Suscol Intertribal Council. Her grandmother, Norma Knight and her mother, Denise Feather were some of the original founders of Suscol Indian Council. She has participated in activities and programs since childhood. She now serves on many boards in California Indian Country. She brings her exuberance and cultural background to the goals of SITC and to the collective benefit of California tribes and tribal Organizations.
Coleen is a registered member of the Stewarts Point Rancheria (Kashaya). She is experienced in the making of regalia and has for many years taught her family tribal traditions. She is a culture bearer for the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians.
Upper Lake Pomo
Born in Lakeport California, April is a descendant of the Pomo and Concow tribes of California. She is a third generation basket maker and craftswoman (verified from available records in addition to family oral tradition). April is the mother of three children, has an adopted daughter and has twelve grandchildren. Her time is spent helping to impart values and discipline to them and the Indian community, which were once the way of life of her people. April currently serves on several tribal committees and is a strong voice for traditional values. She has an ultimate dream of having a place where Indian people can come to find a way of life free from drugs and alcohol and regain the ways and values of traditional Indian culture.
Ronald W. Lincoln Sr.
Round Valley Pomo
Ron is of Pomo, Wylackii, and Concow descent and a registered member of the Round Valley Indian Reservation. He has several decades of experience in tribal governance and administration. He is the culture bearer for his tribe, does outreach, and travels throughout Mendocino, Sonoma, and Napa counties as an advisor and consultant.
Leigh Jordan, California Archeological InventoryParry Murray, Giles W. & Elise G. Mead Foundation