NARF gets $1.5M grant from Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
The Native American Rights Fund announced a $1.5 million donation from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California.

The tribe will donate $500,000 a year for three years. The money will be used for general operating expenses and special projects at NARF.

“This generous grant provides the Native American Rights Fund fiscal security for the next three years, enabling us to focus on legal advocacy and insuring the survival of tribes and their ways of life,” Executive Director John E. Echohawk said in a press release. “Our deepest thanks go to the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and their dedication to the legal rights of Indian Country.”

The donation is one of the largest ever from a tribe. “The Tribal Council of Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is committed to Native rights and the preservation of tribal sovereignty,” said Yocha Dehe Chairman Marshall McKay. “This grant to the Native American Rights Fund tangibly expresses our belief in the importance of the outstanding work that they do.”

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