Chairman’s Update #5
My fellow Board Directors and I recently toured the Tsi Akim Water Education Center and historical Kulu Fishing Village, located in Browns Valley on the Yuba River.
A gracious group of Tsi Akim Maidu tribal members welcomed us into the new education center with an authentic lunch complemented by tribal songs and historical stories.
Seeing the tribe’s new education center brings us all a step closer to understanding the community. It is also why the Yuba County Water Agency provided funding for this center, which is designed to help the tribe educate the public about salmon and the historical traditions of the fishing village.
YCWA also sponsors the annual Indigenous Peoples Days, held every October. This multi-day celebration is an inter-tribal and community gathering that provides tribal members a chance to reconnect with their culture and history, but also for local residents to learn about traditional tribal practices and values.
YCWA supports programs like these to further educate our community and its youth about the Yuba River, its history, and the importance of sustaining a healthy salmon population.
To view photos from the tour click here.