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Native American environmental group works to steward forest lands

A woman dancing in traditional Pomo regalia.
Buffie Schmidt, Sinkyone Council Treasurer, dances in traditional Pomo regalia.

The Intertribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council is an association of ten Native American Tribes from Northern California that aims to reclaim, steward, and restore ancestral lands and waters in northern California. Founded by Mendocino and Lake County tribes in 1986, the Council is the first-ever intertribal land protection organization.