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The Pacific Regional Summit will bring Native Youth ages 15-18 together for a one-of-a-kind learning experience about the issues they will be facing as the next generation of food & agriculture leaders in the Pacific region. This program is open to both enrolled Tribal youth and Tribal descendants.

For questions or more information, contact Kelsey Ducheneaux at

What:  Pacific Region Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit


When:  October 12 – 15, 2017


Where:  Comfort Suites Woodland, 2080 Freeway Dr, Woodland CA 95776




DRAFT agenda


Thursday, October 12, 2017

9:00am-4:00pm       Student Arrivals

2:00pm-4:30pm       Check-in/get settled/Hand out binders

4:30pm                      Travel to Woodland Community College (WCC) Welcome Reception Site

5:00pm                      Welcome Reception hosted by Woodland Community College Ethnic Studies in collaboration with Yocha Dehe Cultural Department

  • Opening Prayer, Welcome, Local Culture Share by local elder
  • Introductions IAC Staff
  • Ice breakers
  • Logistics for evening
  • Hoopa Acorn Processing Demonstration, Meagen Baldy

5:30pm                      Presentations/Traditional Singers

6:30pm                      Potluck dinner (WCC & UCD)

7:30pm                      Craft activities and demonstrations (Local/Regional)

9:30pm                      Youth assist with clean up

10:00pm                    Depart for hotel

10:15pm-10:30pm  Quiet Time

10:30pm                    LIGHTS OUT!!!


Friday, October 13, 2017

6:30am                      Rise and Shine

7:30am                      Breakfast at hotel- Meet downstairs at 7:30am sharp!!!

8:15am                      Travel to University of California, Davis Arboretum

8:40am                      Arrive at University of California, Davis Arboretum

9:00am-12:00pm     Hands-on Native plants propagation activity with Arboretum staff

  • Maidu Summit Consortium Traditional Plants Presentation
  • Plant propagation/potting training
  • Implementation!

12:15pm-1:15pm    Lunch at UC Davis Tercero Dining Commons

1:15pm                      UC Davis Native Student College Readiness Panel (TENTITIVE)

3:00pm                      Presentations at UC Davis Alumni Center

  • NRCS Presentation
  • Youth Presentations

5:30pm                      Dinner

6:30pm                      Evening Activity

9:45pm                      Depart for hotel

10:00pm-10:30pm  Quiet Time

10:30pm                    LIGHTS OUT!!!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

7:00am          Rise and Shine

8:00am          Breakfast at Comfort Suites, Woodland

9:00am          Drive to Seka Hills Olive Mill, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

9:45am          Arrival

10:00am        Tour of Olive Mill (hand out snacks- lunch at 1pm)

11:00am        Hands-On Olive Oil Demonstration

  • Youth will work with Jim Etters’s staff to pick olives around Seka Hills property
  • Olives will be aggregated and put through cold-press
  • Oil will be bottled and labeled
  • Discussion on value added production and marketing

1:00pm          Lunch

2:00pm          Yocha Dehe Cultural Afternoon/Evening

  • Hand Games
  • Singers
  • Traditional Foods Demonstrations
  • 4 Traditional foods hands-on demonstration stations
  • Youth will rotate in small groups to each station, spending 25 min at each station, learning about traditional foods, practices, stories, processing, songs,                                       seasonal management/practices, and cultural significance of each highlighted

6:30pm          Blessing and Traditional Meal Buffet Style

7:30pm          Traditional Group-Oriented Games

8:00pm          Culture Sharing Event

  • Youth are invited to share a song, a dance, a quick game, a short story, discuss an article of clothing, a prayer, or anything relating to their Tribal community

9:00pm          Local Singers facilitate a friendship dance/round dance for all participants

  • A time for youth to offer songs may be added if appropriate

10:00pm        Closing


Sunday, October 15, 2017

7:00am          Rise and Shine

8:00am          Breakfast at Comfort Suites, Woodland

8:45am          Depart for Yocha Dehe

9:30am          Yocha Dehe Department of Education Presents- Seed Saving Lab

12:00pm-1:00pm    Lunch

1:00pm          Conclusion of summit- See you next year!!