"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."
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Ya-Ka-Ama Indian Education & Develoment, Inc.
7465 Steve Olson LaneForestville, CA 95436
707-887-1541 fax: 707-887-1585
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 north-
west by the Russian River. On the north,
by Lake Benoist in the Riverfront
Regional Park and on the south and east
by the Santa Rosa Junior College Shone
Farm and Equestrian Center.
Redwood forest, grasslands, oak wood-
lands and more than two hundred
varieties of native plants exist through
out the land.