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Priscilla Hunter

InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council

Priscilla Hunter is the former Tribal Administrator and Chairwoman of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians. She served as a governor’s appointed Commissioner on California’s Native American Heritage Commission during the terms of four governors. She founded the Intertribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council and was Chairwoman for over 30 years. This organization, composed of tribal representatives from 10 Tribes, has obtained 4,530 acres of land on Mendocino County’s Lost Coast which they manage under a Wilderness Conservation Easement and an Indigenously crafted Habitat Management Plan which prohibits the cutting of redwoods. This Intertribal Council played a leading role creating Marine Life Protection Areas and in preserving rights to traditional gathering and fishing in them.

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