Diana Almendariz

Diana Almendariz, of Maidu, Wintun, Hupa, Yurok, and Cherokee descent, granddaughter of the late renowned elder, Bertha Nye Norton, and a foremost expert in the plants, medicines and cultures of indigenous people from the Sacramento region, is an award-winning cultural interpreter, indigenous artist, language teacher, and cultural demonstration specialist. She continues to consult for several schools and many California tribes who often refer to her as "grandma".