In our native Patwin language, ‘Séka’ means ‘blue,’ and in selecting Séka Hills as the name for our line of premium tribal products, we honor the blue hills that overlook our homeland in Northern California’s Capay Valley. For thousands of years, our ancestors lived in the oak forests, rolling hills and grasslands of the Capay Valley, tending the natural resources, following traditional wisdom and creating eternal bonds with the land.
Today our Tribe is known as the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, named for our ancestral village meaning ‘Home by the Spring Water’. As we strive to preserve our language and the legacy of our ancestors, we continue to grow as a people and tend this fertile valley that is home to our culture, history and tradition.
The Tribe looks at decision-making through a lens of good environmental stewardship throughout all of our undertakings, honoring the legacy of our ancestors who lived as part of the landscape by protecting and preserving the natural balance in their environment.
As the historical inhabitants of the Capay Valley, our homeland is at the heart of our culture and heritage. We maintain the bond our ancestors formed with this land through continued efforts to preserve and protect it for future generations. Today, with more than 17,000 total acres in production, we own one of the most diverse farming operations in Yolo County and are one of a few tribes with expanding agriculture in California.