Hoopa Valley High Students Protest Over Mold and Other Issues

Jon Ray Superintendent at KTJUSD, steps outside the District office to answer questions from students who marched there in protest over mold and other issues./Photo courtesy of Lovae Blake, Hoopa Youth Council Coordinator.On May 18 The Hoopa Valley Youth Council and additional students held a No Show and protest against Klamath Trinity Joint Unified School District over Mold and other issues. The protest was held at the Hoopa Youth Center near the District Office from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Read More →

Tribe Starts Endowment As Alternative To Grant Funding

Restoration of the fire management regimes used by the tribes in the region is one of the goals of an endowment fund recently started by the Karuk Tribe’s Department of Natural Resources. The fund has already raised $11,425 from 86 contributors, mostly local. Details are available at Silk painting by Susan Terence.The Karuk Tribe may not have flocks of rich alumni, but this month its fundraising crossed the threshold to begin its own endowment. Bill Tripp announced that the Karuk Endowment for Eco-Cultural Revitalization had raised $11,555 in four months, not billions, but enough to invest in a portfolio managed by Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF). Read More →

Skycrest Lake Youth Fish Derby and Fire Wise Day

Skycrest Lake Youth Fish Derby and Firewise Day- Willow Creek Fire Safe Council will be holding its Ninth Annual SkyCrest Lake Youth Fish Derby and Firewise Day on June 11th at Sky Crest Lake in Burnt Ranch, located on Underwood Mtn. Road off Highway 299. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Barry Wayne McCovey, Sr.

Barry Wayne McCovey, Sr.  September 26, 1954-May 20, 2016Barry Wayne McCovey, Sr. was born in Eureka, CA on September 26, 1954 to Julia Ann and Stanley Floyd McCovey, Sr. He began his journey to the other side on May 20, 2016. Barry Wayne was one of the Beautiful People – upriver and downriver. Yurok, Karuk and proud, he spent his life living in both places. While he had a Panaminik heart, he chose to raise his children downriver, across from Sa’a near Kepel, in a house above the Klamath River. Read More →

Community Discusses Solutions to Public Safety Problems

More than 100 people gathered in Hoopa on Tuesday, February 16 to discuss their growing public safety concerns./Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune Contributing WriterMore than 100 people gathered in Hoopa last Tuesday, February 16 to discuss their growing public safety concerns. The community’s cry for help came on the heels of a violent homicide that claimed the life of 30-year-old Rodger Allan Yale at the Hoopa Mini Mart on the morning of Saturday, February 13. Read More →

Stories, Legends and Other Things…

Mount Mazama./Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.During ancient times when numerous geological activities were common place in this part of the country, earthquakes and far off sounds of volcanic explosions were probably frequent occurrences. Read More →

Cooking Healthy in Indian Country: Deer Meat Stew

Father teaching son how to skin a deer. K’iłixunMitsing(Deer Meat) Stew is a delicious dish to add to the family’s menu, especially during the winter season. Read More →

In Loving Memory: Patricia Eileen Thigpen

Patricia ThigpenPatti was born in San Francisco, CA. She grew up in the Weeot area and down around the Bay Area, later she moved to the Reno, NV area for about 20 years. She finely retired to her families homestead on Lower Ke’pel along the Klamath River on the Yurok Reservation; Patti was a proud member of the Yurok Tribe. She had many jobs throughout her life that she enjoyed working for like State Farm, Banking, and Bartending just to name a few. She also volunteered at the Yurok Tribal Head start; she enjoyed working with all the little kids. She loved to tell stories of all the silly things the little ones did, it brought her a lot of joy and smiles. Read More →