Events

Obama Blocks Dakota Pipeline

Carley Whitecrane, flanked by her children, joined the march she helped organize in Orleans last week. Despite short notice, 75 people showed to show opposition to completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In mid-November Carley and her family traveled to Salem, Oregon, to oppose permits that would allow another fossil fuel pipeline that would cross the Klamath River./Photo by Konrad Fisher, Klamath Riverkeeper. Federal officials from the Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday that that they would not approve the permit to construct the last leg of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in its present route across the Missouri River. The decision was met by cheers across the camps at Standing Rock. A , few days before the Army Corps announcement an estimated 75 people joined for a march and rally in Orleans last week to support the water protectors, and they gathered with only one-day notice. To give perspective, the population of Orleans is 500-600. A proportionally large turnout in New York City would be around 1.2 million. Read More →

Humboldt Jiu Jitsu and Hoopa Project Connect Join Forces to Teach Women’s Self-Defense

According to the U.S. Department of Justice a woman or girl is sexually assaulted somewhere in America every 90 seconds. Add that one out of every five American women has been the victim of rape or attempted rape in their lifetime. The numbers worsen for teenaged girls. Girls aged 16-19 are four times more likely to be victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune.As if the odds weren’t already stacked against them, American Indian teens are even three times more likely than non-American Indian girls to be sexually assaulted. Lisa Sanderson, an advocate and educator with Hoopa’s Project Connect, also recognized the need and coordinated a self-defense seminar at Hoopa Valley High School two weeks ago. Read More →

Hoopa Woman Swims From Alcatraz Island To San Francisco Crossing For Diabetes Awareness

American Indian and South End Rowing Club, San Francisco support swimmers, take time out for a “We can do it!” cheer during a training swim prior to the 1.5 mile Alcatraz Island to San Francisco  swim on October 10./Photo by PATHSTAR.The 14 Annual Alcatraz Swim Week began on October 2 and included an eight-day event, which is a component of PATHSTAR’s (www.pathstar.org) year-round program to educate and encourage wholesome nutrition and a stay-active lifestyle among American Indian and Alaska Natives. Among the participants is Hoopa Tribal member Shawna Jackson, along with other Native American health activists from all around Indian Country. Read More →

All Indian Stick Game Tournament

img_4932The Hoopa Rodeo and the All Indian Stick game Tournament are all part of the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s week long Sovereign Day celebration. Boys ages 5 to adult participated in the stick game tournament held Sunday in Hoopa./Stick Photos by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune./Photos by TRT Staff Read More →

41st Annual Hoopa Rodeo Celebration

13907082_10154058477048423_1073773693198983219_nThe 41st Annual Hoopa Rodeo was held August 5-6. Cowboys and cowgirls from the California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association competed on Friday. On Saturday contestants from the Western States Indian Rodeo Association tried their hands and horses at roping, barrels and rough stock./Photos by TRT Staff Read More →

RedWind To Offer Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop In Yreka

All Native entrepreneurs are encouraged to register for this free two-day course. The training will benefit anyone who operates or is considering operating a small business. Read More →

River Olympics Stir Competitive Juices And Memories

Students from three schools seem to barely touch the ground in one of the sprint events at last week’s River Olympics at Forks of Salmon Elementary./Photo by Jeff Buchin. Students from three small country schools gathered at Forks of Salmon Elementary School last week for the River Olympics. The annual event stirs many old memories in some and competitive juices in others in a day of grade-school sporting events. 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 →