Business Journal: Tribe Vows To Preserve Land

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, September 29, 2006
Before the Rumsey Band of Wintun started on the road to success 20 years ago, when they opened a bingo parlor in Cache Creek, tribe members often worked the fields and orchards of Capay Valley. Today they have the thriving Cache Creek Casino Resort, generating enormous profits and a better lifestyle … but tribal chairman Marshall McKay is inviting neighbors in the valley to meet with them on ways to keep the valley rural and agricultural. Many organic farms are there. The tribe says it will even consider buying farms, should the owners wish to otherwise make them available to speculators and developers.