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Karuk Fishermen at Ishi Pishi Falls, Still Dipnet Salmon Traditional Style

Ron Reed, right, explains his views on the losses of Karuk ecological knowledge and the efforts to rebuild it, between passes of dipnet fishing at Ishi Pishi Falls. His companion Brian Tripp, adds his own perspective./Photo by Jayme Kalal. Brian Tripp is well known for his gifts—poet and painter, sculptor and ceremonial singer—but he has another gift besides. He seems able to talk me into things. Read More →

For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken

I read an article in the July 26, 2016 online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken” by Kelly Field that I thought was particularly interesting and salient to College of the Redwoods. The author discussed the incredible challenges—poverty, joblessness, addiction, and abuse—Native peoples confront in Blackfeet reservation community in Browning, Montana and the anxiety young people face when they leave the reservation for college. I came away from reading the article with a profound appreciation for what our Klamath Trinity Instructional Site (KTIS) colleagues have accomplished in creating an extraordinary student success environment that supports our Native students’ academic achievement in Hoopa. Read More →

Why We Use Pressure Canning to Preserve Meat, Fish, Vegetables and Low Acid Foods

2016-food-preservation-workshopsMolds, yeasts and bacteria microorganisms are our friends and foes. Without them there would be no bread, yogurt, cheese, or pickles, and we couldn’t digest our food! Some, on the other hand, cause spoilage, ruining flavor and shelf life. Some will make us ill, some dangerously ill. Read More →

Health Front

The more you use your brain the more it continues working better for you. Some of us use our brains a lot and some of us have surrendered to watching television. Your brain is bound to shrink as you age – it’s unavoidable. The rate of brain shrinkage increases with age and is a major factor in early cognitive decline and premature death. Loss of memory and depression occur slowly and subtly when the brain shrinks. People can mistake this low mood and frustration as anger, or when just about everything around them appears to need critiquing. Read More →

Fox Near Orleans Tests Positive For Rabies

The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory confirmed that a fox from the Orleans area has tested positive for rabies. Testing was conducted following an incident that involved human exposure, with one person now receiving prophylactic treatment. Read More →

Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Assist In Routine Probation Check

22-32-police-sealMother and Son Booked On Multiple Charges PRESS RELEASE, Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Published on August 9, 2016 in Volume 22, Issue 32 On Wednesday, August 3, at approximately 9 a.m. Hoopa Valley Tribal Police assisted Humboldt County Probation Department and the District Attorney’s Office in a routine probation check at a residence located at […] Read More →

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 →