Congratulations to Christina McDonald! 2021 North Fork Citizen of the Year!
Christina McDonald was raised in the North Fork community and she’s been active in the community since her youth. Once she began working for the North Fork Rancheria she became active in keeping the North Fork Earth Day going and also working to help preserve and protect her heritage as a Mono. Christina has always supported the mission of the Sierra Mono Museum and is the President of the 501c3 organization. Efforts for the museum included a 2017 renovation project which was a huge undertaking, planning the annual Membership Dinner and planning this year’s 50th Annual Indian Fair Days and PowWow. Christina also supports the efforts of the Mono Nation Traditional Hike. The hike starts on the Eastern side of the Sierra’s and depending on the pass taken the group ends up at Edison Lake or Florence Lake. In addition to supporting the local organizations, Christina is an elected official of the North Fork Rancheria. She is Vice-Chairperson of the tribe, of which there are over 2,300 Tribal Citizens nationwide. As a North Fork native she is proud of her town and the accomplishments of all the organizations that work together to improve the area’s heritage through mutual agreements, collaborations and partnerships. She thanks all of those past Citizen of Year winners who voted for her and she and her family have yet to figure out next year’s dinner, but it will be an honor to serve the community.