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Tribal chair receives 'Woman of the Year' honor

Cheryl A. Seidner, chairwoman of the Wiyot Tribe of California, was named "Woman of the Year� by California's First Assembly District on Monday.

Seidner, 55, was recognized for her efforts to preserve tribal culture and heritage. She was instrumental in the return of a sacred site on Indian Island, considered the center of the Wiyot universe.

Seidner was elected chairwoman in 1995.

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Seidner receives honor in state capitol (The Eureka Reporter 3/14)

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