Pi’êep Káru Payêem – Long ago and Today

Sunshine in early spring, snow melt and violets, the scent of pine needles, and the opening of a unique museum exhibition – that’s Happy Camp, California at its best. In Collaboration with the Clark Museum in Eureka, the People’s Center opened its doors to community and tribal members, and some of the season’s first tourists to Pi’êep Káru Payêem – Long ago and Today. Read More →

Indian Education Parent Committee Meet at Orleans Elementary

In the early evening of February 6, teachers, parents, school principal, and interested community members met with educator Margo Robbins in the cafeteria of the Orleans Elementary. Topic of the meeting? The course work and programs of Indian Education. Read More →

A Downriver Educator Through and Through

Looking at this woman, you may notice many things: her inner calm, her dignified poise, her striking features – especially the chin tattoo that marks her as a River Indian woman. In speaking with her, the thought may cross your mind: This woman would make a killing at the box office; she could breeze into any job down in Sacramento or back in D.C. Read More →

Better Than Betty Crocker

Born in New York to an English mother and American father, Corrine Wittman grew up in the Bahamas. After the death of her mother, she was on her own, supporting herself at the age of 16 and later putting herself through a Boston culinary school. Read More →

Native People Unite Across the Continent

By LISA MOREHEAD-NEUNER, TRT Contributing Writer At any given time during shopping hours, in any given shopping mall in the world, you might be hearing a drum beat these days. Over the sound of teeny tunes, over the sound of ringing cash registers it beckons steadily. “Oh, yeah,” started the young hairdresser Michelle Sanus, a […] Read More →

The 1,000 Year Flood

With rain pelting down on the roof of a warm and cozy home, it was hard to imagine the anxiety the rain can cause – for most of us in the room. For 85 year-old Grant Hillman of Orleans, relentless December rains set the scene for the most dramatic three months of his life. Read More →

Karuk Ceremonial Site Recommended for National Register of Historic Places

The Karuk Tribe’s acting Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) Jaclyn Goodwin announced early this month that the Tishawnik Ceremonial Grounds, located just south of Orleans, has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (National Register). Read More →

Fast Pace, High Intensity

A warm spray of late autumn drizzle keeps the leaves on the trees in front of the porch shivering with an almost undetectable motion. Late afternoon sunlight reveals tell-tale the signs of childhood scattered neatly on the grass framing the front steps, while children’s voices and laughter spike the otherwise peaceful Sunday. The face of the 5-foot-10-inch Karuk man in his early thirties lights up with the joyful sound, and then quickly returns to its customary composure. Read More →