"To support traditional Native culture and values; to give Native People
the tools to become contributing members of their communities;
and to improve educational opportunities and resources for
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians."
YA-KA-AMA, which means "Our Land" in the Pomo language, is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization founded in 1971. It is situated in a rural setting on 125 acres of prime
agricultural land in Western Sonoma County near Forestville, California about 6 miles
west of Santa Rosa, the county seat, and 70 miles north of San Francisco.
"The Land", as it is known locally, is partially bordered on the west and northwest by the
Russian River. On the north, by Lake Benoist in the Riverfront Regional Park, on the
south and east by the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm and Equestrian Center.
Redwood forest, grasslands, oak woodlands and more than two hundred varieties of
native plants exist throughout the land.
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Ya-Ka-Ama Indian Education and Development, Inc.
7465 Steve Olson LaneForestville, CA 95436
ph: 707-887-1541fax: 707-887-1585alt: 707-887-1573