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Tribal chair is named Assembly woman of the year

Cheryl Seidner, the chairwoman of the Wiyot Tribe of California, has been named the 1st Assembly District�s 2005 Woman of the Year.

Seidner is being recognized for her achievements affecting the Native and non-Native communities. She was instrumental in the return of a sacred site on Indian Island, considered the center of the Wiyot universe.

The tribe is holding a ceremony on March 18 to honor Seidner.

Get the Story:
Seidner chosen As Assembly woman of the year (The Eureka Reporter 3/8)

Relevant Links:
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