Karuk Tribe Holds Its Own Climate Study Session

Acorn soup was a staple and still looms large in discussions of tribal cultural survival and of food security. When EcoAdapt, a consulting firm, convened a meeting of “stakeholders” in early spring to discuss climate change vulnerability, they dropped tanoak trees from a list of key species. The Karuk Tribe called its own climate assessment meeting this month to present its issues to agencies and to remind them that agencies had a special responsibility to consult with tribes./Photo courtesy of Malcolm Terence.  EcoAdapt, a non-profit outfit, was writing a risk assessment about climate change for the federal land management agencies that control much of Northern California. They invited stakeholders to workshops in the spring. Tribes were invited, but they have long said that they are legally entitled to government-to-government consultation, a level of process that should operate differently than the stakeholder interactions with other groups such as environmental groups, irrigators, and other interested locals. Read More →

Youth Protest Pollution From Klamath Strait Drain

Youth protestors lay on the ground in front of the Klamath County Government Office, representing the image of past fish kills on the Klamath river largely due to contamination and low flows./Photo courtesy of Youth Coalition for Clean Klamath. KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–Monday, July 18, a group of youth including members of several tribes, orchestrated three dynamic protests to demand a thorough clean-up of the polluted Klamath Strait Drain, which pumps polluted water into the Klamath River, harming down river communities and Klamath salmon. Read More →

Attempted Homicide Suspect Apprehended in Hoopa

Cody Lee Meyers./Photo courtesy of the Humboldt County SheriffOn July 13 at about 6:35 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office along with California Highway Patrol officers received information that Cody Meyers may be behind the Hoopa Mini Mart hiding in the brush. Officers immediately responded and began to check the area for Meyers by walking on trails through the thick brush. Officers located Meyers in the brush area, who then immediately took off running when he saw the officers. After a short foot pursuit, Meyers was taken into custody without further incident. Meyers was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka. Meyers was booked in to custody with no bail. Read More →

Boating Accident On The Klamath River

On Friday, July 15 at 10:13 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a boating accident involving two boats on the Klamath River near Blue Creek and Ah-Pah Creek in Humboldt County. This area is located just south of Del Norte County. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office immediately contacted two of their off duty boating deputies who responded to the scene to assess the situation. When deputies arrived they learned seven subjects on two boats ended up falling into the Klamath River. Deputies learned that six of the subjects who were able to self-rescue themselves from the water, were all safe and did not need any medical attention. The victims told the deputies that one of the boats lost power to their engine and ended up capsizing with three people on board. Read More →

Health Front: Olympic Precautions, Obesity Preventions

• Many countries are very concerned as to how to keep their Olympic athletes safe from all the biohazards in the city of Rio De Janerio. With contaminated waters, bad air, heat, humidity and viruses, there does not seem to be a shortage of health concerns facing the athletes. Read More →

June Student of the Month: Robert Michael Lee

Robert LeeRobert Michael Lee is the Son of Linda Lee and Augustine Lara. While at Hoopa High School Robert participated in Principal Honor Roll 2 years, Honor roll 2 years and took 1st place in the Indian Education Art Contest and twice won 1st place in the Indian Education Poem Contest. Robert’s poem “Family” was published in […] Read More →

June Student of the Month: Ellen Kidiwishche’ Dawn Colegrove

Ellen ColegroveEllen Kidiwische’ Dawn Colegrove is the daughter of Gary and Leslie Colegrove and the Grand- daughter of Gary and Kathy Colegrove and Leo and Toni Carpenter. While at Hoopa High, Ellen participated in ASB, CSP, Spanish Club, Softball, Soccer and Knitting Club. After high school Ellen will be attending Humboldt State University and plans to […] Read More →

Slack Management of Wilderness Grazing gets Scrutiny from Tribes and Environmentalists

Tonya Lindsey, an environmental assistant from the Quartz Valley Indian Reservation, takes water samples from lower Shackleford Creek as part of the Tribe’s ongoing study of the effects of cattle grazing allotments in the headwaters. A sweat lodge shell is in the background. /Photo courtesy of Quartz Valley Indian Reservation.There was a question of what might be the source, possibly recreational hikers in the wilderness, but the University of Montana conducted a statistical analysis with the first seven years of the Quartz Valley Tribe’s survey to determine where the highest concentrations might be coming from. It is available online at Read More →