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Yurok Tribe

10/22/2020

article Yurok: Support the Un-Dam the Klamath River Day of Action Oct. 23
(California) -- "The Klamath River’s once abundant salmon runs are in serious trouble. The Yurok Tribe has cancelled its commercial fishing seasons in four of...

10/17/2020

article State awards $2.2M to Yurok Tribe to help house homeless
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe has been awarded $2.2 million to acquire 18 permanent supportive housing units that will prioritize Native Americans. “It’s...

10/16/2020

article Yurok Tribe provides digital learning devices to Yurok students
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe will soon provide fully equipped tablets and all-in-one printers to Yurok children living on and off of the reservation. “The Yurok...

10/15/2020

article Indigenous tourism operators in Yukon hit hard by COVID-19
(Canada) -- Despite pandemic challenges, Indigenous tourism operators in the Yukon say they’re looking forward to 2021 season. Tommy Taylor is one of them. Taylor...

10/10/2020

article Yurok Connect Broadband Project making progress to increase internet speeds on reservation
(California) -- The Yurok Connect Broadband Project continues to make progress in reaching their goal to significantly increase internet speeds and coverage on the Yurok...

10/7/2020

article Yurok Tribe provides digital learning devices to help Yurok students succeed in school
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe announced Wednesday they will soon be providing fully equipped tablets and all-in-one printers to Yurok children living on and off the...

10/5/2020

article Yurok Tribal Council Votes to Reopen Reservation – Yurok-Affiliated Entities Will Open in Stages
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe is implementing a phased approach to safely reopening the Yurok Reservation, while continuing to closely monitor for COVID-19. The Yurok...

10/2/2020

article Yurok Tribe purchases nine-acre Shoreline Market parcel in Orick
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe recently acquired the Shoreline Market in Orick and will soon begin building a state-of-the-art fuel mart, laundry mat and tribal...

10/1/2020

article Yurok Tribe buys Orick’s Shoreline Market, plans renovation of site
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe recently acquired the Shoreline Market in Orick and will soon begin building a state-of-the-art fuel mart, laundry mat and tribal...

9/28/2020

article 'Make Noise,' Yurok Tribe Water Analyst Discusses PacifiCorp's New Stance On Klamath Dam Removal
(Washington) -- The day after Congress passed a bill that included potential consequences to PacifiCorp if it reneged on an agreement to remove four Klamath River dams,...

9/8/2020

article Tribe partners with health board to conduct free COVID-19 test for month of September
(California) -- Starting this week, the Yurok Tribe and the California Rural Indian Health Board will be offering COVID-19 tests at the Weitchpec Tribal Office’s...

9/4/2020

article Yurok Tribal Council, Education Department hand out free school supplies to Yurok families
(California) -- The Yurok Tribal Council and Yurok Education Department handed out school supplies at six locations on Friday, giving out approximately 800 reusable...

9/1/2020

article Yurok Tribe offers free drive-through COVID-19 tests every Wednesday in September
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe’s Incident Command team and Public Health Officer collaborated with Del Norte County to offer drive-through COVID-19 tests in the...
article Yurok Tribe Offers COVID-19 Test
(California) -- Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 2, the Yurok Tribe will offer drive-through COVID-19 tests in the Redwood Hotel Casino parking lot. In a press release sent...

8/31/2020

article Yurok Tribe will be offering drive-through COVID-19 for reservation residents
(California) -- Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 2, the Yurok Tribe will be offering drive-through COVID-19 tests in the Redwood Hotel Casino parking lot, according to the...

8/28/2020

article Yurok Tribe joins federal lawsuit over data on tribal, LGBTQ foster youth
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe is one of more than half-a-dozen parties that sued the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration for Children and...

7/30/2020

article Yurok Tribal Court funds the development on first-ever database on missing and murdered indigenous women, girls and two spirit people in California
(California) -- Today, the Yurok Tribal Court, in partnership with Sovereign Bodies Institute, released an early progress report on a three-year project involving the...

7/29/2020

article The Yurok Indian Housing Authority Will Build a New 36-Unit Low Income Housing Development
(California) -- The Yurok Indian Housing Authority (YIHA) will soon begin development on the Arcata 30th Street Commons Project near Alliance Road, providing the city...

7/24/2020

article Yurok Tribe Announces Lineup for Tribal Council Elections
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe on Friday announced the candidates who will run in Tribal Council elections in October. Incumbent Edward "Horse" Aubrey will...

7/23/2020

article ‘Game-changer’: Yurok Tribe to boost internet speeds, range
(California) -- Around 300 people living in the Klamath and Weitchpec areas will soon have access to high-speed internet, thanks to a massive soon-to-be finished upgrade...

7/22/2020

article Yurok Broadband Connect Project a 'Game Changer' for the Tribe
(California) -- The Yurok Tribal Council recently approved a $2.1 million project to boost internet speeds and provide access to homes that have never been connected,...

7/10/2020

article Yurok education director to CA board of education, first Yurok citizen to serve on board
(California) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Yurok Education Director Jim McQuillen to the State Board of Education on Monday. According to the Yurok Tribe McQuillen is...

7/7/2020

article Yurok Tribe Asserts Sovereignty in Keeping COVID-19 Off the Reservation
(California) -- There’s a reason the Yurok Reservation has zero cases of COVID-19, according to its leaders: tribal sovereignty. Despite more than 200 positive...

6/23/2020

article Yurok Tribe Appoints Public Health Officer to Oversee COVID-19 Response
(California) -- The Yurok Tribal Council recently appointed Angie Brown as the COVID-19 Incident Command Team’s Public Health Officer. Brown brings more than 25...

6/16/2020

article Elly Hoopes Reportedly Out as Yurok Tribe Executive Director
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe has ousted its executive director, Elly Hoopes, multiple sources have told the Wild Rivers Outpost. Multiple phone calls to the Yurok...

6/13/2020

article ‘End the Cycle’: Yurok Groups March After Tribe Rehires Man Accused of Sexual Harassment
(California) -- A little over a week ago, on Friday, June 5, members of the Yurok community joined together to ask the Tribe end the cycles of violence-particularly that...

6/8/2020

article Tribal members march Friday in call to end the cycle of abuse
(California) -- More than 100 native and non-native men and women marched to Yurok headquarters in Klamath Friday to bring to an end the cycle of abuse many have...

6/5/2020

article 'I Am A Cycle-Breaker': Yurok Tribal Men, Women, Staff Call For Ousting of Javier Kinney
(California) -- Ruthie Maloney echoed one of the signs her fellow protesters carried down U.S. 101 from Requa to Yurok Tribal Headquarters — “He shouted at...
article Yurok Tribe offers aid to Tribal businesses, entrepreneurs
(California) -- The Yurok Tribal Council recently authorized the distribution of $2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding to help...

6/4/2020

article Protest Over Yurok Tribe’s Rehire of Javier Kinney by Marching as Long as Twenty Miles
(California) -- On Friday June 5th, three groups representing the entire geographic area of the Yurok Tribe will be walking to the Klamath Tribal Offices to demand that...
article Yurok Tribe offers aid to Tribal businesses, entrepreneurs
(California) -- The Yurok Tribal Council recently authorized the distribution of $2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding to help...

6/3/2020

article Yurok tribe authorizes $1,250 to tribal citizens struggling due to pandemic
(California) -- Emergency aid is available to those struggling because of COVID-19. In a unanimous decision, the Yurok Tribal Council voted to send $1,250 to tribal...

5/30/2020

article Yurok Tribe Begins Operating Stone Lagoon Visitor Center June 1
(California) -- On June 1, 2020, the Yurok Tribe will officially begin operating the Stone Lagoon Visitor Center, following the completion of the first-ever Joint Powers...

5/28/2020

article Yurok Tribe to begin operation of Stone Lagoon visitor center
(California) -- On Monday, June 1, the Yurok Tribe will officially begin operating the Stone Lagoon Visitor Center, following the completion of the first-ever Joint...

5/27/2020

article Yurok Tribe, California Department of Parks and Rec sign historic pact
(California) -- On June 1, the Yurok Tribe will officially begin operating the Stone Lagoon Visitor Center, following the completion of the first-ever Joint Powers...

5/25/2020

article Court denies Yurok Tribe effort to increase downstream Klamath River flows
(California) -- A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday May 22 sided with local water users and the federal government, preventing more of the Klamath Project’s...
article Klamath Tribes respond to Yurok Tribe ruling
(California) -- The Klamath Tribes are heartened by Judge William Orrick’s decision Friday not to order Reclamation to increase releases from Upper Klamath Lake to...

5/18/2020

press release Yurok Tribe joins lawsuit seeking temporary restraining order to restore essential water flows for Klamath River salmon
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe joined the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations and the Institute for Fisheries Resources in pursuit of a temporary...

5/16/2020

article Monday, the Bureau of Reclamation Shut Off Needed Klamath River Flows, Says Yurok Tribe
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), and the Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR), represented by...

5/15/2020

article Yuroks, Others Seek To Reinstate Klamath River Water Flows To Protect Salmon
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations and the Institute for Fisheries Resources are seeking a temporary restraining...

5/14/2020

article Yurok Tribe Rehires Javier Kinney, Former Executive Director Who Resigned Amid Accusations Late Last Year
(California) -- Nearly five months after his abrupt resignation as the executive director of the Yurok Tribe, Javier Kinney has been rehired to serve as the tribe’...

5/6/2020

article Log Cabin Caves To County, Tribal Cease and Desist Orders
(California) -- The Log Cabin Diner ceased offering meals in-house after Del Norte County and the Yurok Tribe threatened its owners with fine and imprisonment for...

5/5/2020

press release Yurok Tribe Delivers Cease and Desist Letter to Business Owners
(California) -- [Yesterday], the Yurok Tribal Police Department, in coordination with the Yurok Tribe’s Incident Command team and Public Health Officer, delivered...

5/4/2020

article Yurok Tribe Castigates Del Norte Supervisor for Supporting Restaurant's Opening in Violation of Tribal, State and County Health Orders
(California) -- The owners of a tiny diner, the members of a remote California tribe, and the First District supervisor of Del Norte County clashed this weekend as...
article Yurok Tribe Issues Cease-and-Desist Order to Renegade Restaurant Owners
(California) -- Today, the Yurok Tribal Police Department, in coordination with the Yurok Tribe’s Incident Command team and Public Health Officer, delivered a...

5/3/2020

article Diner reopening on reservation angers Yurok Tribe
(California) -- Tribal Council issued the following statement Sunday on the Log Cabin Diner offering dine-in services: At a special meeting last night, the Yurok Tribal...
article Yurok Tribe responds to restaurant diner reopening on tribal land during COVID closure
(California) -- The Yurok Tribal Council is speaking out on a local restaurant in Klamath offering dine-in services during COVID-19 restrictions. At a special meeting...

5/1/2020

press release Yurok Tribe Sues Federal Government in Attempt to Receive COVID-19 Funds Promised to Tribes
(California) -- Yurok Tribe files lawsuit in federal court to release relief funds Case seeks to compel US Treasury to disburse much-needed CARES Act dollars Last night...

4/27/2020

article How One Native American Group Is Protecting Its Community from COVID-19
(California) -- California's Native American communities seem to have avoided the high level of coronavirus infection that the Navajo Nation in the Southwest is...

4/22/2020

article Yurok Tribal Council closes reservation to non-essential personnel
(California) -- As part of a coordinated effort to protect residents from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Yurok Tribal Council voted to close the Yurok Reservation to...

4/21/2020

article Yurok Tribe increases services available to reservation residents during pandemic
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe has made much progress toward mitigating local impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the Tribe has mobilized an Incident...

4/17/2020

article Yurok Tribe Gives Update on its COVID-19 Response; Expands Services to Those Living Off-Reservation in Humboldt and Del Norte
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe has made much progress toward mitigating local impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the Tribe has mobilized an Incident...

4/16/2020

article Yurok Tribe delivers groceries and supplies to elderly and vulnerable during SIP order
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe said on Facebook Wednesday they delivered 312 boxes of food and other essential items to Tribal elders, beginning with those sheltering-...

4/15/2020

article Yurok Tribe delivers groceries and supplies to elderly and vulnerable during SIP order
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe said on Facebook Wednesday they delivered 312 boxes of food and other essential items to Tribal elders, beginning with those sheltering-...

4/6/2020

article Yurok reservation closes to non-residents
(California) -- The Yurok reservation is closed to non-residents until further notice. The closure went into effect immediately after it was announced on April 4. The...

4/4/2020

article Yurok Tribe implements closure on tribal lands
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe, as part of its state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has closed all tribal lands to non-residents. Effective...

3/31/2020

article Tribe, Fisherman win more water for Klamath Salmon
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), and the Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR), represented by...

3/30/2020

article Yurok Tribe, commercial fishermen win more water for Klamath River to protect salmon
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), and the Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR), represented by...

3/24/2020

press release Yurok Tribe closes its tribal lands to nonresidents over COVID-19
(California) -- Effective immediately, all Yurok Tribal lands, parks, preserves, beaches and boat launches, including all camping and overnight stays, are closed to NON-...

3/23/2020

article Yurok Tribe implements closure on Tribal lands to non-residents
(California) -- Effective immediately, the Yurok Tribe said all tribal lands, parks, preserves, beaches and boat launches, including all camping and overnight stays, are...

3/21/2020

article Yurok Tribe assembles pandemic task force, closes tribal offices to public
(California) -- Yurok Chairman Joseph L. James addressed the Yurok membership, employees and community regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic via video. James said the...

3/18/2020

article Yurok Indian Housing Authority Waives All Rent and Homeowner Charges for the Month of April to Ease Financial Hardships Caused By COVID-19
(California) -- Dear Yurok Indian Housing Households, Out of great concern during these uncertain times and unprecedented times, the Yurok Indian Housing Authority Board...

3/13/2020

article Outcry stalls park transfer to Yurok Tribe
(California) -- A Del Norte County plan to transfer one of its disused parks to the Yurok Tribe was met Tuesday with the ire of the residents within the park’s...

3/10/2020

article Hunter Creek Residents Balk At Proposed County Park Transfer to Yurok Tribe Despite Plans for a Playground
(California) -- Members of a water district in Klamath’s Hunter Creek subdivision pushed back against a proposal to transfer a county park to the Yurok Tribe. Paul...

2/28/2020

article California estimates fewer salmon in Klamath River this year, worrying Yurok Tribe
(California) -- The state is projecting lower numbers of adult full-run Chinook salmon in the Klamath River this year, a discouraging sign for the Yurok Tribe, whose...

2/12/2020

article Yurok Tribe to use federal tax credits for low-income housing construction
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe will turn nearly $7 million in federal tax credits into new and remodeled homes, part of the tribe’s effort to address what...

1/14/2020

article DNSO, Yurok Tribe Enter Into Cross-Deputization Agreement
(California) -- Sheriff Erik Apperson realized a long-standing goal when he swore his colleague, Yurok Tribal Police Chief Greg O’Rourke and four of his officers...

1/13/2020

press release Yurok Vice-Chair to Testify Before Congressional Committee
(Washington D.C.) -- The Yurok Tribe is honored to announce that Vice-Chairman Frankie Myers will be providing testimony before the US House of Representatives Natural...

12/29/2019

article Yurok Tribe files suit against Reclamation
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe and Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association is suing the Bureau of Reclamation and National Marine Fisheries Service in...

12/26/2019

article Yurok Tribe Celebrates Solar Power System
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe is celebrating the installation of a solar power system and has announced that another is being planned in an effort to bring electricity...
article Court rules against Yurok Tribe fishing rights on the Lower Klamath River
(California) -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a finding last week in the tribal fishing case Yurok Tribe v. Resighini Rancheria and Gary Dowd. The court...

12/22/2019

article Fishing fight on the Klamath
(California) -- An appellate court decided a fishing dispute between the Yurok Tribe and a member of the Resighini Rancheria should be kicked back down to district court...

12/20/2019

article Yurok Tribe Celebrates the Installation of Solar Panel System
(California) -- This is a press release from the Yurok Tribe: The system celebrated today, was possible due to a grant from GRID Alternatives’ Tribal Solar...
article Resighini Rancheria Claims Win In Appeals Case In Conflict With Yurok Tribe Over Fishing Rights
(California) -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a finding last week in the tribal fishing case Yurok Tribe v. Resighini Rancheria and Gary Dowd. The Court...

12/8/2019

article A long-running water-rights lawsuit over the Klamath River ends
(Washington) -- The Yurok Tribe of Washington state declared rights of personhood for the Klamath River last summer. The tribal council’s resolution means that if...

11/23/2019

article In a #MeToo Moment for the Yurok Tribe, Alleged Victims of Former Executive Director Javier Kinney Come Forward
(California) -- For years, rumors of sexual harassment, intimidation and professional misconduct surrounded Javier Kinney. The rumors were known and openly discussed...

11/19/2019

article Yurok Tribe: Pecwan and East District election winners announced
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe announced the winners of the Pecwan and East District election Monday. Following the Run Off Election held on Nov. 13 for the Yurok...

11/18/2019

article How Yurok Traditions Sustain Delicate Balance of North Coast Species
(California) -- The founding documents of the Yurok Tribe, the basic laws that guide the decisions and actions of tribal leaders and citizens, are much older than Tribe...

11/1/2019

article Yurok Tribe buys Mad River Brewery
(California) -- On Oct. 16 the Yurok Agricultural Corporation announced the signing of an agreement to purchase the Mad River Brewing Company, Tap Room and family...

10/22/2019

article Yurok vice chairman touts tribal forestry practices at congressional hearing
(California) -- Prescribed burns have to become a central component of forest management if humans want to effectively battle the climate crisis, the vice chairman of...

10/21/2019

article AFN honors 10 for contributions to Native community
(Alaska) -- Ten people were honored at the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention for outstanding contributions to their families and the Native community.
article Yurok Tribe Purchases Mad River Brewing Company
(California) -- Northern California’s Yurok Tribe announced a deal last week to purchase the Mad River Brewing company in Humboldt County. The sale of the 30-year-...
press release Yurok Tribe Vice-Chairman Testifying Before the House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Tomorrow
(Washington D.C.) -- The Yurok Tribe is honored to announce that Vice-Chairman Frankie Myers will be providing testimony before the United States House of...

10/19/2019

article Yurok Tribe’s Connection to Klamath River Weakens as Ecosystem Declines
(California) -- Last Thursday Yurok Tribe member Keith Parker, a Humboldt State alumnus and fisheries and molecular biologist, gave a presentation on campus about the...

9/30/2019

article Yurok Tribe honored by UN
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe is one of the first two indigenous nations in the U.S. to receive the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Prize, awarded...

9/29/2019

article The Klamath River now has the legal rights of a person
(California) -- This summer, the Yurok Tribe declared rights of personhood for the Klamath River — likely the first to do so for a river in North America. A concept...
article Tribe Gives Personhood To Klamath River
(California) -- Yurok Tribe general counsel Amy Cordalis tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why the tribe granted personhood to the Klamath River.

9/26/2019

article The Yurok Tribe is Leading a Massive Restoration Project on the Trinity River, and the Fish are Coming Back
(California) -- Roger Bouldy stood atop the steel treads of the hydraulic excavator he’d just driven across a shallow stretch of the Trinity River, all 88,000-...

9/22/2019

press release Yurok Chairman Testifies at Hearing on Yurok Lands Act
(California) -- [Recently], Yurok Chairman Joseph L. James [testified] at a Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hearing on the much-anticipated...

9/21/2019

article Trinidad Rancheria Chairman Opposes Yurok Lands Bill; Both Tribes Speak Before House Subcommittee
(Washington D.C.) -- Garth Sundberg Sr.’s testimony opposing a bill that would give the Yurok Tribe a say in land management decisions affecting its ancestral...

9/1/2019

article Yurok Tribe Offering Traditional Yurok Redwood Canoe Tours
(California) -- Traditional Yurok Redwood Canoe Tours provides a heart-stopping guided outdoor adventure on the illustrious Klamath River in traditional Yurok redwood...

8/30/2019

press release Yurok Tribe supports Humboldt Planning Commission’s decision to reject for-profit cannabis permit in ceremonial area
(California) -- Numerous representatives from the Yurok Tribe, including members of the Tribal Council, cultural resource protection staff and esteemed Tribal elders,...

8/19/2019

article 10-Year Project Returns Ancestral Lands to Yurok Tribe and Conserves Blue Creek
(California) -- On Monday, August 19, the Yurok Tribe, Green Diamond Resource Company and Western Rivers Conservancy will celebrate a decade-long, hard-won effort to...

8/16/2019

press release Yurok Tribe Acquires 50,000 Acres From Green Diamond; Land Along Blue Creek, Other Klamath Tributaries Will Be Managed for Conservation
(California) -- Press release from the Yurok Tribe: On Monday, August 19, the Yurok Tribe, Green Diamond Resource Company and Western Rivers Conservancy will celebrate a...

8/14/2019

press release Yurok Tribe Acquires 50,000 Acres From Green Diamond; Land Along Blue Creek, Other Klamath Tributaries Will Be Managed for Conservation
(California) -- On Monday, August 19, the Yurok Tribe, Green Diamond Resource Company and Western Rivers Conservancy will celebrate a decade-long, hard-won effort to...

8/12/2019

article 57'th annual Yurok Tribe Klamath Salmon Festival to be held Aug. 17
(California) -- The 57'th annual Yurok Tribe’s Klamath Salmon Festival will be held Aug. 17, according to a press release from the Yurok Tribe. “The...

8/11/2019

article New Cultural Tour Of Klamath River By Yurok Tribe To Open In Spring
(Oregon) -- A new tour aimed at educating people about tribal culture on the Klamath River is set to open next spring. The Yurok tribe hopes to stimulate the local...

8/10/2019

article TEAMING UP: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Yurok Tribal Police Sign Cross Deputization Agreement
(California) -- The Yurok Tribal Police Department is pleased to announce the cross deputization of two of their officers with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s...

8/9/2019

article Standing up for the Land: A look at the Yurok tribe's efforts to combat the dangers of Genetically Engineered Organisms
(California) -- Facing a looming new threat to the already endangered salmon upon which its culture, society, and economy depend, the Yurok Tribe passed its Genetically...

8/1/2019

article Yurok Tribe, Fisheries Advocates File Complaint Against Feds, States Management Decision Threatens Salmon
(California) -- Fisheries advocates and the Yurok Tribe filed a complaint Thursday against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the National Marine Fisheries Service in...

7/25/2019

press release Yurok Tribe Announces Certified Election Candidates
(California) -- Eleven candidates will be running for three seats in the upcoming Tribal election, which is happening on October 9, 2019. The Pecwan, East and South...

7/11/2019

article Yurok Tribe’s New Police Chief Meets Del Norte Supervisors
(California) -- Though his department is understaffed currently, the Yurok Tribe’s new police chief envisions a time when his officers will serve residents both on...

7/7/2019

article ‘Fight to Save Rainbow Ridge Continues: Rally at Monument Gate and a Second Tree Sitter in the Mattole,’ Says Earth First! Humboldt
(California) -- Over 60 people converged for a lively rally Wednesday morning at Monument Gate, the main entrance to the Rainbow Ridge timberlands where contentious...

7/5/2019

article Historic Requa Inn Up for Sale: 105-Year-Old Property Listed for $1.99 Million
(California) -- Janet Wortman would drive by The Historic Requa Inn for 60 years and dream of owning it. When she entered its kitchen for the first time as a potential...

7/3/2019

article Over Objections From the Yurok Tribe and the ACLU, Del Norte Schools Approve Controversial Counseling Plan
(California) -- Del Norte education officials Thursday approved the hiring an additional counselor and two counseling technicians at the elementary and middle school...

6/23/2019

article On the Yurok Tribe: An Interview With Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe (Part 3)
(California) -- Abby Abinanti, the first native woman member of the California State Bar, recounts her life, from her youth in Humboldt County, her career as a lawyer...

6/22/2019

article Life and the Law: An Interview With Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe (Part 2)
(California) -- Abby Abinanti, the first native woman member of the California State Bar, recounts her life, from her youth in Humboldt County, her career as a lawyer...

6/20/2019

article INTERVIEW: Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe
(California) -- Abby Abinanti, the first native woman member of the California State Bar, recounts her life, from her youth in Humboldt County, her career as a lawyer...
article Biologist from Yurok Tribe discovers new species of lampreys
(California) -- Keith Parker has had a lot of jobs and even a couple of careers in his life. It wasn’t until after he turned 40, however, that he said he found his...

6/7/2019

press release Yurok Tribe Selected to Get Prestigious Equator Prize
(California) -- [Wednesday], the Yurok Tribe was selected as one of the first indigenous organizations in the United States to receive the United Nations Development...

6/5/2019

article Yurok Tribe to distribute disaster funds to fishers
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe announced Wednesday they would be distributing disaster relief funding to tribal fishers beginning Friday, June 7. “We are happy to...

5/29/2019

article Yuroks Grant Rights To The Klamath River
(Oregon) -- Lawyers and non-lawyers alike have argued for some time now about the rights of non-human entities. Do animals, for example, have rights? The idea of...

5/20/2019

article Yurok Tribe And Feds Working To Restore California Condors
(California) -- The largest bird in the United States may soon take flight in Oregon again. A partnership between federal agencies and the Yurok tribe plans to...

5/16/2019

article Yurok Tribe establishes 'Rights of the Klamath River'
(California) -- The Yurok Tribal Council recently voted in favor of a resolution to establish the Rights of the Klamath River. According to the Yurok Tribe, the...

5/10/2019

article Proposed condor reintroduction will have impacts beyond the North Coast
(California) -- Bringing the California condor home will make Yurok land whole and complete, wildlife biologist Tiana Williams-Claussen said Thursday. Noting that her...

4/21/2019

article Yurok Tribe Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Redwood Hotel Casino
(California) -- Friday, the Yurok Tribe and Yurok Economic Development Corporation celebrated the grand opening of four new electric vehicle charging stations, which...

3/9/2019

article Yurok chairman addresses Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Citing recent low salmon returns to the Klamath River as well as damage from last month’s atmospheric river, Yurok Tribal Chairman Joseph...

3/7/2019

article Yurok chairman addresses members of Congress about tribal needs
(Washington D.C.) -- Yurok Tribal Chairman Joseph James spoke Wednesday to a U.S. Congress subcommittee about the tribe’s need for federal funding as it copes with a “...

3/6/2019

article Yurok Chairman Testifying To Congress This Afternoon About Climate Change Impacts
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, Yurok Chairman Joseph L. James is back in Washington DC to deliver testimony on how the Yurok Tribe can work with Congress to address climate...

3/2/2019

article Yurok Tribe swears in new police chief
(California) -- Nineteen years after beginning his law enforcement career, Greg O’Rourke returned to the Yurok Public Safety Department as its chief. O’...
article Storms prompt Yurok emergency declaration
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to recent storms, which have caused landslides on local roads and impaired the tribe...

3/1/2019

article Yurok Tribal Council declares state of emergency due to recent storms
(California) -- The Yurok Tribal Council declared a state of emergency Thursday due to the recent winter storms that have dumped more than 6 inches of rain on the...

2/28/2019

article Tribe Selects Former Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg O’Rourke to Be Chief of Yurok Public Safety Department
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe is excited to announce that Greg O’Rourke will be sworn in as the new Chief of the Yurok Public Safety Department on Friday at 10am...
article Yurok Tribe Declares State of Emergency
(California) -- Today, the Yurok Tribal Council held a special meeting to declare a State of Emergency in response to the recent storms, which have dumped more than a...

2/16/2019

article Yurok Tribe Applauds Planning Commission’s Decision to Deny Commercial Weed Permit Near Ceremonial District
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe applauds the Humboldt County Planning Commission’s pivotal decision to deny a commercial cannabis growing permit for a property...

1/16/2019

article The Yurok Tribe to train elected officials in emergency preparedness
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe is reaching out to the community by preparing for an emergency in case the worst should happen. The Tribe’s Emergency Management...

11/15/2018

article Yurok Tribe releases run-off election results
(California) -- Frankie Joe Myers will be the new Yurok Tribal Vice Chair while Sherri Provolt will represent the Orick district on the tribal council. Myers was made...

11/10/2018

article Yurok election runoff results
(California) -- Frankie Joe Myers is the apparent Yurok Tribal Council vice chair while Sherri Provolt will represent the Orick District, according to unofficial results...

11/3/2018

article Yurok Police Department moves into new home
(California) -- The Yurok Police Department will soon move into its new home near the tribe’s justice center. Newly-elected tribal chairman Joseph L. James cut the...

10/23/2018

article True North holds Yurok Tribal Council forum
(California) -- True North Organizing Network is hosting a forum next week with candidates in the Yurok Tribal Council runoff election. The forum will feature candidates...

10/16/2018

article Yurok Tribe cancels salmon season on Klamath River
(California) -- In 2002, 34,000 salmon died in the Klamath River in Oregon and Northern California. Earlier that year, farmers and ranchers had pushed the feds to divert...

10/13/2018

article How Carbon Trading Became a Way of Life for California’s Yurok Tribe
(California) -- When Marty Lamebear is not fighting fires, he is starting them. In the past few years, as a member of the Yurok Tribe Forestry Program’s fire...

10/11/2018

article How Carbon Trading Became a Way of Life for California’s Yurok Tribe
(California) -- When Marty Lamebear is not fighting fires, he is starting them. In the past few years, as a member of the Yurok Tribe Forestry Program’s fire...

10/6/2018

article Yurok tribe revives ancestral lands by restoring salmon runs, protecting wildlife
(California) -- The giant Douglas fir hit the water with a great splash just as a powerful gust of wind from the Chinook helicopter rotors blew across the river, forcing...

10/1/2018

article Stanford Law Students Learn Law with California’s Yurok Tribe
(California) -- You might pass through Yurok Country while driving up 101 toward the northern border of California, perhaps stopping at the tribal-owned casino in...
article Stanford Law Students Learn Law with California’s Yurok Tribe
(California) -- You might pass through Yurok Country while driving up 101 toward the northern border of California, perhaps stopping at the tribal-owned casino in...
article Yurok tribe revives ancestral lands by restoring salmon runs, protecting wildlife
(California) -- The giant Douglas fir hit the water with a great splash just as a powerful gust of wind from the Chinook helicopter rotors blew across the river, forcing...

9/30/2018

press release True North Hosting Yurok Tribal Council Candidate Forums in Weitchpec, Klamath
(California) -- True North Organizing Network will host two public, nonpartisan forums with candidates for Chair, Vice-Chair and Orick Representative to the Yurok Tribal...

9/29/2018

article 'This was always our home': Yurok Tribe welcomes indigenous leaders to forest
(California) -- On a cool, foggy afternoon, Sergio Guzman walked along a sandy trail a few hundred feet from the beach, where waves crashed on a rocky shore. Seagulls...
article Forums planned for Yurok Tribal elections
(California) -- True North Organizing Network will host two public forums for candidates running for chair, vice chair and the Orick representative to the Yurok Tribal...

9/19/2018

press release Press release from the Yurok Tribe
(California) -- Due to a relatively low fall Chinook abundance forecast in 2018, the Yurok Tribe has cancelled its commercial fishery for a third consecutive year....
article Yurok Tribe cancels commercial fishery for third straight year
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe announced it is cancelling its commercial fishery for a third consecutive year due to a relatively low salmon abundance forecast for the...

8/16/2018

press release The Yurok Tribe’s Klamath Salmon Festival is This Saturday
(California) -- Klamath River salmon, freshly caught and cooked the traditional way over an open fire, is back on the menu at the Yurok Tribe’s 56th Annual Klamath...

8/14/2018

article Fresh Klamath salmon will once again be served at Yurok Tribe festival
(California) -- Klamath River salmon, freshly caught and cooked the traditional way over an open fire, is back on the menu at the Yurok Tribe’s 56th annual Klamath...

7/24/2018

article Water precautions remain inplace for Yurok Tribe
(California) -- Unable to ensure drinking water is safe, the Yurok tribe continues to take measures. They are asking for residents to boil their water before using. This...

6/13/2018

article 3 Yurok Tribal Council seats up for election; O’Rourke to retire
(California) -- Three seats on the Yurok Tribal Council — for chairperson, vice-chairperson and the Orick District — are up for election this October. Yurok...

6/12/2018

article How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
(California) -- On a warm September Saturday in 2002, Amy Cordalis stood in a Yurok Tribal Fisheries Department boat on the Klamath River, in response to reports from...

6/11/2018

article The Yurok Tribe and the Klamath River Featured in New California Academy of Sciences Exhibit
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe’s award-winning stewardship of the Klamath River is featured in a new California Academy of Sciences exhibit called Giants of Land...

6/10/2018

article How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
(Oregon) -- On a warm September Saturday in 2002, Amy Cordalis stood in a Yurok Tribal Fisheries Department boat on the Klamath River, in response to reports from...

3/13/2018

article Yurok Tribe Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against 20 manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids, alleging the companies are responsible for...

3/1/2018

article Sanctuary for Salmon: Yurok Tribe reacquires, plans to restore Blue Creek land
(California) -- It’s an exciting day for the Yurok Tribe – they are celebrating a long-in-the-making reacquisition of the Blue Creek and surrounding land....

2/28/2018

article Yurok Tribe Announces It Has Regained Ownership of Sacred Site, Salmon Stronghold
(California) -- From the headwaters high in the Klamath Mountains to its aquamarine entry into the Klamath River, Blue Creek is now a permanently protected sanctuary for...

1/27/2018

article Tribal Tensions: Yurok Tribe expresses disagreement with court case dismissal
(California) -- Case dismissed – the statement bringing unrest to Yurok members, as fishing right disagreements causes strife between tribes. In May 2016, the...

1/4/2018

article Yurok Tribe: Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse move premature
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe is deeply disappointed with a premature decision to move the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, prior to the completion of a formal...

10/12/2017

article Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation
(California) -- Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe. When Rep. Jared Huffman (D-California),...

10/1/2017

press release The Yurok Training Exchange (Yurok TREX) Began September 30
(California) -- The Cultural Fire Management Council is excited to announce that the Yurok Training Exchange [began] on Saturday, September 30. The week-long educational...

9/9/2017

article Yurok Tribe declares state of emergency due to smoke from Eclipse, Orleans Complex fires
(California) -- Fires to the north of us are on the move – such as the Eclipse Complex and Orleans Complex, and smoke from these fires in particular have caused...

6/8/2017

article Yurok Tribe Purchases Pearson’s Grocery In Weitchpec
(California) -- Pearson’s Grocery has overlooked the confluence of the Klamath and Trinity Rivers for almost 70 years, and had been owned and managed by three...

5/19/2017

article How a remote California tribe set out to save its river and stop a suicide epidemic
(California) -- The Yurok people live in a stark land of salmon runs and steep, misty mountains, where giant salamanders hide under rotting logs and Bigfoot is said to...

2/2/2017

article Huffman works with Yurok Tribe on funding for fisheries disaster
(California) -- The U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker declared a fisheries disaster for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, Washington and California in...
article Yurok Tribe releases statement in favor of fishery disaster declaration
(California) -- For the last two years, the Klamath River has had record-low salmon runs. Yurok Chairman Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr. released a statement thanking U.S....

8/27/2016

article Yurok State of Emergency: Arson Suspected in Tully Fire on Reservation
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe has declared a state of emergency in a 500-acre fire that has torched at least one home, with arson as the suspected cause.

8/19/2016

article Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festival
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe of California is hosting its 54th annual Klamath Salmon Festival on Saturday under unusual circumstances. Due to extremely limited runs...

7/22/2016

article Yurok, Karuk to Sue U.S. Government Over Klamath Salmon Parasite
(California) -- Salmon in the Klamath River could be on the verge of extinction, and the Yurok and Karuk tribes have announced plans to sue the federal government for...

6/26/2016

article Yurok Tribe Threatens to Take Legal Action Over ‘Massive Fish Disease Outbreaks’
(California) -- Yurok Tribe press release: In response to massive fish disease outbreaks in back-to-back years on the Klamath River, the Yurok Tribe submitted a 60-day...

6/3/2016

article Yurok Tribe tackles sensitive issues through art mural project
(California) -- Yurok tribal members had the opportunity to express themselves in a unique way through a special mural. It’s all through a mural arts camp taught...

5/6/2016

article FISH WAR: Yurok Tribe Sues Resighini Rancheria Over ‘Unauthorized Fishing’ on Tribal Territory
(California) -- This morning, the Yurok Tribe filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prohibit members of the Resighini Rancheria — a roughly 36-person tribal entity...
article Yurok Tribe adopt stringent fishing regulations for salmon
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe approved stringent spring fishing regulations to protect the population of Chinook salmon in Klamath-Trinity Basin. The regulations...
article Yurok Tribe files case on behalf of Klamath River fish
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe has filed a case in the US District Court for the Northern District of California that seeks to halt what the tribe is calling "...

8/16/2015

article Vice chair of Yurok Tribe also lost money in casino scam case
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe of California was swindled out of $250,000 by a convicted felon who also took $5,500 from Vice Chairwoman Sue Masten.

8/13/2015

article The Casino Con / How a 70-year-old Georgian allegedly swindled the Yurok Tribe out of $250K
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe says it fell victim to a conman named Duke who bilked the tribe of $250,000 as it pushed to finance the opening of its new Redwood Hotel...

4/10/2014

press release Table Trac, Inc. Signs Contract to Supply Casino Management System to the Yurok Tribe's New Redwood Hotel Casino in Northern California
(Minnesota) -- Table Trac, Inc. (otcqb:TBTC), a developer and provider of casino information and management systems that automate and monitor the operations of casinos,...
press release Yurok Tribe breaks ground on a multi-million dollar Visitor Center & Amphitheater within the Redwood National & State Parks [PDF]
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe is breaking ground this Wednesday on a visitor center and amphitheatre, which is part of a multi-million dollar economic development...

3/4/2013

article Tribal Members Approve Yurok Tribal Casino
(California) -- The Yurok Tribal Elections Committee certified the results on Monday Feb. 24, of a controversial special referendum on the Nez Perce v. Salazar...

2/25/2013

article Yurok Tribe Votes to Put Settlement Funds Toward First Hotel and Casino
(California) -- Members of the Yurok Tribe have voted in favor of a special referendum to distribute funds secured in the Nez Perce v. Salazar settlement, as well as use...

2/23/2013

article Members of Yurok Tribe endorse plan for casino development
(California) -- It looks like the Yurok Tribe of California will be getting into the Indian gaming business. The results aren't certified but tribal members voted in...

2/22/2013

article The Yurok Casino Is ON
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe’s special election closed yesterday evening and the unofficial results are in: There will be a new casino in Klamath.

2/21/2013

article The Yurok Casino Wager / Tribe members vote to decide fate of $10 million project
(California) -- This week, the Yurok Tribe Election Board will tally votes to decide how to spend $27.5 million in settlement money from the U.S. government.
article Tribe says money distribution plan approved
(California) -- Yurok tribal members have approved a special referendum designed to distribute funds secured in the Nez Perce v. Salazar settlement to tribal members and...
article Yurok Tribe vote backs hotel-casino
(California) -- Unofficial results from the Yurok Tribe's special election are in today -- and the vote tally supports building the first Yurok owned hotel-casino in...

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