Upusani Cultural Center

About the Upusani Cultural Center

The Upusani Cultural Center was built to proudly display our Tribes history and strong cultural Heritage. It is utilized for Tribal events, ceremonies and community events. Upusani Cultural Center is dedicated to the memory of our ancestors Louie and Annie Oliver.

Upusani is the name of our village (see history) at Buena Vista Rancheria. In November of 2016 we opened our doors to our beautiful Upusani Cultural Center. The center is dedicated to the memory of Louie and Annie Oliver, the original distributees of Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians. The center features the Tribe’s rich cultural history within Amador County.

The Upusani Cultural Center stands in honor of the Buena Vista Rancheria ancestors of the village of Upusani. It stands in the place where Susie Ganor, Casus and Lizzie Oliver, and Louis and Annie Oliver raised their families. Louie and Annie settled at Upusani and remained here until their deaths in 1972 and 1973. It is because of these two that we are able to maintain our village and have a reservation today. Today their descendants proudly carry on their traditions and love for their land as Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians.