The Santa Rosa Rancheria Cultural and Historical Preservation Department have been given a great responsibility to educate people about our Cultural Ways and Values.

Ignorance of our culture still exists today as in the time of our Ancestors and we do the best we can to carry the words and knowledge to educate those who we will be working with.

We believe that we have inherited from our Ancestors a special relationship to our land that we need to honor and protect for our future generations. Our Ancestors that have gone before us and the sacred places where they were buried, are sacred to us.

We believe that we owe our lives to those who have gone before us.   Lalo Franco: Director