Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Toyon Wintu Center 1971- 1987

Toyon Wintu Center-

Toyon (Fromerly Gov't Camp) Wintu Center was a federally recognised reservation from 1971 until 1987 when the Wintu people there were forcefully removed by Shasta County Sheriffs and BIA federal officials. One week later our homes were razed to the ground by BIA bulldozers. The tribe's members remains landless and without community or housing to this day.

The land remains fenced off with BIA use aggreements with the tribal government. The Wintu People NEED HOUSING NOW! THE WINTU PEOPLE WANT A COMMUNITY AND LAND BASE AND WANT THE TRIBAL COUNCIL TO TAKE STEPS TO GET US THERE!!! - 2008

1 comment:

Enrollen Wintu Tribal Member said...

In september 2007 Carol Martin Shasta Lake City Manger (and fmr. Toyon Wintu treasurer, authorised a one million dollar, $1,000,000.00 community block grant to the Wintu Tribe toyon wintu center for the long awaited establishemtn of a tribal administration building at the land located at Toyon Wintu Center on Shasta dam Blvd. in Summit City,Ca.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development announced the money would be availble for the fiscal year 2007-2008.

The tribe plans on constructing a 5000 square foot building to house trinal adm,inistrative and cultural activities.The plans include TANF facilities, tribal artifact accessions facilities, as well as moniotoring and california manpower consortium areas.

The tribe has contacted firms for the project overview and environmental surveys associated with the development and hoepfully building will progress in late 2008 early 2009.