Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Since 2007, theĀ Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (FIGR)Ā and OAEC have collaborated to explore principles of ecology, traditional ecological knowledge, and native flora and fauna in ourĀ Wildlands PreserveĀ with the goal of becoming better practitioners of cultural regeneration and biological restoration. Over the past years, OAEC hasĀ supported FIGR in their work toĀ develop plans for Tolay Regional Park, an 1,800-acre site that is oneĀ of the most sacred places in the Tribeā€™s ancestral lands, and has facilitated tribal citizens in designing a new community organic garden usingĀ Resilient Community Design.Ā OAEC has also hosted FIGRā€™s family camp as well as organic gardening and nutrition classes here on the land.

Tribal Citizens in the field