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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 →

Health Front: How to Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

By boosting older adults’ participation in colon screening, colon cancer would kill 21,000 fewer people each year. Colon cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Yet, in 2013, only 58 percent of American adults aged 50 to 75 underwent the recommended screening for it. A study published March 12 in the journal Cancer said that lack of screening is responsible for a substantial percentage of colon cancer deaths. 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 →

Health Front: Heroin Overdoses Increasing

• More than 8,200 Americans, an average of 23 people each day, died of heroin overdoses in 2013. That’s according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This is the latest evidence that the nation’s heroin problem is becoming more severe. According to the CDC, the rate of overdose deaths in 2013 was almost triple what it was in 2010, and the increase is evident across all ethnic groups. 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 →