Cultural Advisory Committee
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.
Redwood Valley Pomo
Ursula is of Pomo/Wappo decent, registered with the Redwood Valley Pomo tribe. She is culture bearer for her tribe. She is experienced in regalia making, songs, dances and traditions of her Pomo and Coast Pomo heritage. She is Field Representative for TEAM & CHANGES contracts, a telecommunications and energy education program for Native American communities throughout four county areas (Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, & Napa).
Leigh Jordan, California Archeological InventoryParry Murray, Giles W. & Elise G. Mead Foundation