Suscol Council is a community-based organization reactivated in 1992. It is a 501(c) 3, not-for profit TAX ID#68-0128978, located in the Napa Valley. The primary mission is preservation of Native American traditions & culture. To further this goal development of Native American land project in Chiles-Pope Valley, located in the Northeastern part of Napa County, CA. “Suskol House” is a sustainable eco-friendly, 20 acres of open space; as well as preserving and protecting Native American sacred sites, culture and traditions. Suscol Council is dedicated to preserving human rights for indigenous people by networking with other NGOs around the world.
This is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited areas in North America and as there is no longer a land-based tribe in this county due to historical, mass relocations and detrimental exposure to diseases. Suscol Council seeks to bring healing between existing population and people who historically inhabited Napa Valley and nearby counties.
• Since 1992 Suscol Council has developed local educational outreach programs to public schools (K-14) and general community clubs and organizations. Suscol Council develops contracts from organizations that need to bridge with California tribes or urban Indians. A mentorship program is in place to help California Native people make connections with agencies, foundations, and corporations. Also to educate the general public about contemporary and pre-historic realities of California’s first peoples.
It is currently addressing the needs of Native Americans “to create a safe retreat area for recovery in post-colonial period.”
• In 1998 Suscol Council purchased twenty acres in Pope Valley, which is in the Northeastern part of Napa County, to develop a land based project for tribal people.
• 2009 Building permits established
• 2010 Three pro-types earth plaster, strawbale camping lodges completed.
• 2013 Outdoor kitchen refurbished.
• Once “Suskol House” is built out it will continue to be used as a incubator model for sustainable gardening; sustainable off the grid housing. The continued use of social media for public exposure and education about experimental construction such as Bamcore; bamboo pre-fabricated housing with Fluid stone and waffle mat foundation as green sustainable, non-toxic ZERO carbon footprint. Sixteen of the twenty acres is also to preserve open space. Share art, cultural traditions for tribal people and others who have an interest and respect for Native American culture, traditions and art.
• Since 1992 successful production of open to the public Native American cultural event Pow-wow with an average of 1,800 visitors per day.
• Since 1996 produces a Native American Art and Wine Auction offers Native American art, food and music.
General public; schools (K-14); community based organizations; Native American communities in North California region.
Mailing: PO Box 5386, Napa CA 94581
Physical: 575 Lincoln Ave #215, Napa CA 94558
Regularly Scheduled Meetings/Events:
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Weekly classes in Napa office.
Monthly crafts classes in Napa office