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Public Safety

“We are in crisis,” Leanne Estrada, who has been involved in law enforcement reform since her son was killed during an incident with police in December of 2014. “Our programs don’t have enough people or funding to handle our substance abuse issues. We have a huge problem. Right now, the people downtown are there needing […] Read More →

Restoring Vital Habitat

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Burn Smart or Burn Hot

Lisa Morehead-Hillman, Food Security Project Coordinator for the Karuk Tribe, reminded participants that the proposal area was above the Karuk village sites of Katimiin and Ameekyáaraam, which would require consultation with the tribe before beginning work. /Photo by Will Harling, Mid Klamath Watershed Council. Click here for the story Read More →

An Eye on the Future

Laverne Glaze, the Karuk basket weaver and tribal activist, says that she gave her first basket away, to her mother. But she confessed that she has been too proud of her work to let go of most of the rest. She played a role in the federal recognition of the tribe years ago and of […] Read More →

Deadly Roads

In 2014 alone, at least five hit and run collisions involving pedestrians have been documented in Hoopa and Willow Creek alone. Two of which were fatal. The three others suffered moderate to major injuries. On a broader scale, Native Americans continue to face a higher risk of traffic-related injuries and fatalities. In California alone, between […] Read More →

Dangerously Dirty

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Blue Heron

Merkie Oliver shows off his hand carved eel hooks. The photographer Thomas Dunklin called the photo his “best portrait ever.” Last week Dunklin and Brian Tripp, the artist and ceremonial singer, paid a visit to Merkie, who is recovering from a heart condition. They talked about the old days of dancing, eeling, ceremonial dancing and […] Read More →