Events

VOICES: Women’s Wellness Gathering Thank YOu

23-18 WomenThank you to all our local and regional collaborating partners who made the 15th Annual Native Women and Girls Wellness Gathering a great success. More than 50 women of all ages attended this annual event entitled “The Sacredness of Motherhood”. Presenters shared information about what makes a healthy pregnancy and childhood, and growing, cooking and preparing healthy foods. Networking and educational presentations on health and wellness included, pain management, massage, essential oils, reflexology, gardening, Tai Chi, Hands Are For Healing Quilting, domestic violence, and diabetes prevention and disease management. Read More →

Searching for Sasquatch

Bob Gimlin shares a friendly conversation with Chelsey Dickson, one of the organizers of Willow Creek’s famed Bigfoot Days Celebration. The Bigfoot Festival on Saturday, April 29 mimicked the annual Bigfoot Days Celebration that is held every Labor Day weekend. Dickson also helped coordinate events at last weekend’s festival./Photos by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers Tribune. Bigfoot hunters, trackers, researchers and enthusiasts convened in Willow Creek on Saturday, April 29, to revel in all things Bigfoot alongside the cast and crew from Finding Bigfoot, a reality TV show on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet. Read More →

Everyone’s A Painter

Rick Tolley, a painter from the coast, helped organize a painters’ day Saturday with a team from the Karuk Tribe’s Pikyav Field Institute. The field had been mowed in advance but the mower had left big clusters of California poppies./Photo by Malcolm Terence, Two Rivers Tribune Contributor.  Forget the calendar. The first day of spring in Orleans was last Saturday, and dozens of locals of all ages showed up to observe it at a painter’s picnic. A handful of established painters from the coast also joined in. A crew of Karuk Tribe organizers set up the “Drawing Connections” event at the site that once held the Orleans Hotel. Read More →

River Warriors

The Warrior Institute competed in the Class V Cal Salmon River Race this weekend and took home first place in the paddle raft division. Led by Dr. Joshua Strange and Joseph Marshall, the River Warriors team finished the seven mile run with a time of 48 minutes. The overall fastest paddler was professional kayaker Nick Troutman at 37 minutes, who just beat fellow pro and local Rush Sturgis. Paddle raft racing is a growing international sport with the World Cup being held this year in Japan./Photo by Lyra Cressey. The Warrior Institute competed in the Class V Cal Salmon River Race and took home first place in the paddle raft division. Led by Dr. Joshua Strange and Joseph Marshall, the River Warriors team finished the seven mile run with a time of 48 minutes. The overall fastest paddler was professional kayaker Nick Troutman at 37 minutes, who just beat fellow pro and local Rush Sturgis. Paddle raft racing is a growing international sport with the World Cup being held this year in Japan./Photo by Lyra Cressey. Read More →

VOICES: Maori Healing Techniques Brought to River People

I believe the Maori Healing methods are the closest methods to our own on this continent and we can learn from them, eventually finding our own Traditional Healing methods. We have been hosting these events through the non-profit, The Indigenous Youth Foundation assisted by small grants and fundraising. Funds are raised so that community members can freely come for a healing. Nobody is turned away. Elders, children—everyone is welcome to learn from the Maori Healers. All we ask is for gifts and offerings for the Healers, as they have traveled a long way to bring their Traditional Healing to us. Read More →

Baseball Season Is Here!

Wilson Medina, Willow Creek Nationals 3rd baseman, fields a throw from the outfield during the Klamath Trinity Little League jamboree at Candystick last weekend. The jamboree was a huge success and had more participation and volunteerism in recent years for the KTLL.Klamath-Trinity Little League held their season opening jamboree in Willow Creek on Saturday, April 8. Players and fans converged at Candystick Park and Veteran's Park for sunny day of baseball./All Photos by Shelly Middleton. Read More →

Hoopa Valley Tribe and Federal Emergency Management Agency Signing Ceremony

February 22, the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, FEMA, Hoopa OES Incident Command Team and BIA representatives take a break for a photo opportunity after the signing ceremony./Photo by Teresa Mitchell, Two Rivers Tribune.On Wednesday February 22, The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a signing ceremony for the major disaster declaration President Trump approved for the Hoopa Valley Tribe. Read More →

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 →