Leaders of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians admire a highway sign bearing the tribe's name prior to the installation along Interstate 5 in northern California. Photo: Paskenta Band
'The reservation is our homeland': Paskenta Band dedicates highway signs
Drivers along Interstate 5 in northern California will now know when they are in the homelands of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.

The tribe worked with the Caltrans, the state's transportation agency, to develop two signs along the busy highway. The first one went up on Wednesday, with the second being installed in a few weeks, The Red Bluff Daily News reported.

“It’s a way to represent who we are,” Chairman Dru Alejandre told the paper. “The reservation is our homeland. We want to be able to share that with everyone.”

"Too often we’ve heard friends and others ask where our reservation is located," added council member Natasha Magana. "Now they will know.”

The reservation, also known as a rancheria, is located about 22 miles south of Red Bluff along I-5. It's about 110 miles north of Sacramento, the state capital.

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