Past Tribal Chair

Many Thanks to Cheryl Seidner

During the twelve years, 1996-2008, that Cheryl A. Seidner served as Tribal Chairwoman, you could frequently find her "burning the midnight oil" in her office, or attending functions on behalf of the Tribe. She has represented the Tribe to other governments at the city, county, state and national level. She served as Executive Secretary for Indian Action Council of N. Western Ca., Secretary for N. Indian Ca. Education Project, Chairwoman for N. Ca. Indian Development Council, Board Member for KEET TV, Sacramento Area Vice President of NCAI, Board Member for Humbolt County Historical Society, a guest lecturer at various colleges and AWANA Director.

Cheryl, was honored and acknowledged for her contributions to Humboldt State University,  and the community. On May 17, 2008, she received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from HSU and the California State University System.

Now retired from Humboldt State University after 28 years, Cheryl is in pursuit of the next phase of her life. More time with family and tending to her business which is Tik Wolana Welth, "beads and things" and exploring new ventures.