Housing Authority Chairman: Zero Tolerance Policy Needs Teeth

Less than a month after the Hoopa Tribal Council proclaimed a zero tolerance policy against methamphetamines, heroin, and illegal sales of prescription drugs, community members called for even tougher anti-drug enforcement measures. Read More →

Hoopa Talks Drugs and Tough Topics at Crowded Community Meeting

“We need to look at ways to get to the root of the problem. What’s putting our people in the system? The system is broken,” Hoopa Valley Tribal Chairwoman, Danielle Vigil-Masten said in her introductory remarks. “…It has become the norm to think it’s okay to break the law. But in our culture, there was no part for it. It never existed. There is no place in our basket for it. It all comes down to choices. For every choice there is a consequence.” Read More →

Anti-Drug Coalition Plans Gathering of Native Americans

The Klamath Trinity Anti-Drug Coalition (KTAC), along with volunteers from Hoopa Valley Elementary School, Hoopa High School, and community members of all ages, will be hosting a Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) during the week of April 5, 2013. Read More →

KTAC Talks Pot and Prevention

A special quarterly KTAC meeting was held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, bringing in more than double the amount of usual participants to work against drug abuse and related crime in the Klamath-Trinity region of Humboldt, Trinity and Siskiyou counties. Read More →

Exclusions, Parole Discussed by KTAC

The Klamath Trinity Anti-Drug Coalition monthly meeting was the scene of a candid discussion amongst Hoopa community members and law enforcement officials last Tuesday, Dec. 6. Read More →

KTAC Stresses Education, Awareness, Collaboration

The group discussed recent pot busts on the reservation and generally expressed concern that the impact of marijuana cultivation is taking its toll on local communities. Norma McAdams said she was concerned about algae growing in local creeks and thought it was the result of run-off of nitrates from farming endeavors, including marijuana cultivation, and that it may have an impact on salmon. Read More →

Community Addresses Drugs, Theft, and Law Enforcement in the Hoopa Valley

Every city and town carries its own baggage that materializes into a reputation. Hoopa is no different. Over the years the negative attention brought to Hoopa has left the community’s positive attributes in the shadows. Read More →