Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria pleased to work with the League

A partnership to protect the Russian River Redwoods

Russian River
Russian River Redwoods features a mile of scenic riverfront near Guerneville.

As direct descendants of the Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo People, who were the original land stewards, we possess cultural knowledge that has been passed down through generations since time immemorial of our ancestral homelands of Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Our cultural values and ethics are rooted in our mission to once again be caretakers of the land. Partnering with environmental conservation organizations allows us to further shared goals to support environmental stewardship, restoration, and management of natural resources supported by our traditional knowledge stemming from generations of land stewardship.

We strive to embark in collaborative leadership for land stewardship, conservation, and preservation along with nature-based education for generations to come.

Save the Redwoods League has significant credibility and knowledge and play an important role in facing climate challenges. They hold respect for the original inhabitants and stewards of the lands and practice recognition and reciprocity in working with sovereign tribal governments, and hold deep respect for the traditional knowledge that comes from generations of land stewardship.

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria has offered a $500,000 matching gift to enable the protection of Russian River Redwoods. With this pledge, all donations to the Russian River Redwoods project made before Sept. 30 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $500,000.

About the author

Lorelle W.B. Ross is the vice-chair of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Tribal Council. She has served five elected terms as a member of the Tribal Council to further her commitment to building a healthy tribal community that values cultural and social development, health, education, and economic fortitude

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One Response to “Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria pleased to work with the League”

  1. Jo

    🙌 excellent


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