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Talking Pot, Cannabis, Marijuana and Flowers in Hoopa

Jack Norton (center) was recently appointed by the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council as a political advisor on marijuana issues./Photo by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune.A citizen initiative to repeal the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s Title 34 slated for the April 28 primary election ballot has conversations at council, community and kitchen tables on the rise. Read More →

54th Annual All-Indian Basketball Tournament

54th Annual All-Indian Basketball Tournament Royalty.The 54th Annual All Indian Basketball Tournament brought teams from around Indian Country together for a weekend of friendly competition and fun. As is traditional, local young women compete for tournament royalty positions by fundraising in the community. The proceeds help pay tournament expenses. From left to right: 2015 Little Princess Tylie McKinnon, 2015 Queen […] Read More →

Book-of-the-Year Author Brings Comedy to Serious Issues

Neila Kuska couldn’t keep a straight face. She said Alexie was hilarious. She quoted Alexie in a Facebook post, “All you native kids running around with the latest iPhones aren’t deprived you little #$@%.”/Photo courtesy of Neila Kuska.Not a soul was left sitting as applause roared through Van Duzer Theatre on March 5 following Sherman Alexie’s two-hour laugh-a-palooza before a sold-out crowd at Humboldt State University. Read More →

Inter-Tribal Warriors Gather For Rafting Trip On Smith River

The Warrior Institute sponsored a rafting trip for local tribal youth on the Smith River./Photo by Thomas Dunklin.The water was so clear it was hard to tell where the sky ended and the river began. Every rock and pebble was visible beneath the surface and sunlit mountains shrouded in darks forests towered above the river. The roar of rapids echoed off the canyon walls, as did the sound of laughter and the call of paddling commands. A line of seven colorful rafts came into view, filled with paddlers wearing broad smiles as they navigated the enchanting waters of the Smith River. Read More →

Stories, Legends and Other Things: Sheet Iron Jack

Traveling east on Highway 299, we pass through a small semi-ghost town six miles west of Redding. At one time, this little community was one of the most important sites in northern California. For more than three decades, from 1850 and into the 1880’s, it was the county seat for Shasta. Old Shasta, as it is known today, was first called Reading Springs. It soon changed its name to Shasta and was considered the “Queen City” of the gold country. From there the pack mules, or pack trains, ferried prospectors and supplies into the riches of the Trinity and Siskiyou mountains. It was safer to travel into those regions from the east rather than risking dangerous encounters with the Redwood and Hupa Indians from the west. Read More →

Senior Prank Gone Wrong

A dead deer was found on the Hoopa Valley High School Gymnasium floor on Tuesday, March 10.Shock and great sadness overcame students, staff, and the community last Tuesday morning, March 10, when an unused deer carcass was found lying in the center of Hoopa Valley High School’s gymnasium floor. Read More →

Forest Management Plans Led By Community

Nearly 50 participants went to the woods to talk about how they would treat forest fuels given the set of six shared values the group had agreed to the year prior during the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership’s first meetings. The Partnership began in 2013 to build bridges between the antagonists of the so-called Timber Wars and continues to meet to prepare forest management plans./Photo by Will Harling, Mid Klamath Watershed Council. One was a law passed in 2002 called the Healthy Forest Initiative. The timber industry welcomed it, but environmental groups renamed it the No-Tree-Left-Behind Act because it seemed to target removal of the larger trees instead of the brush and smaller trees that form the ladder fuels for the most severe burns. Read More →

Orphan Cub Finds Home Plate for the Holidays

Web 4  An orphaned bear cub decided to go to school today. The cub climbed up the fence behind home plate on the High School boy’s baseball field on Highway 96. Hoopa Valley Tribal Forestry wildlife biologist Mark Higley said the cub likely wandered down from the nearby mountains in search of food and became frightened. […] Read More →