Elders Ceremony

The Wiyot Tribe held their 4th Annual Elders Gathering on July 24, 2010, at the Wiyot Tribe's Community Center located on the Table Bluff Reservation from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's theme was "Honoring our Elder's Visions" whereby we asked Elders to provide a photo and a statement or quote of how they envision the Wiyot Tribe in the next 20 years. Many of the attendees brought their pictures, unique photos for the tribe and Ben Brown, Registrar, took up to date pictures of Elders and other Tribal members to be included in the Archive of Wiyot Photos. View photos of the event.


The days events included: registration, photo booth, the welcoming was given by Ted Hernandez, language demonstration by Lynnika Butler, the Language Program Manager, the blessing of the event was given by Cheryl Seidner, lunch, gifts presented to the Elders by Ted Hernandez, and tribal dancing.

Ceremony Dates

Please contact the Tribal Office for the 2010 Elders Ceremony date at 707-733-5055.

Honored Elders

Elders present and honored with blankets and pillowcases (the later were made by Melva Duclo and Cheryl Seidner) are: 

Left to right back row: Cheryl Seidner, Ardith Huber, Linda Lange, Jon Kathman, Janyce Berens
Middle row: Manuel Moon Sr., Joycelyn Teague, Crystal Schafer, Karen Roberts
Front row: Claire Vinson, Evelyn Horn, Lola Woodhurst and Irene Carlson

Elders present and honored with blankets and pillowcases