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Celebrating the unprecedented return of an island

Many in Humboldt this week will be celebrating a remarkable milestone as the sacred and historic Tuluwat Island nears its official transfer back to the Wiyot Tribe from the City of Eureka. A meeting and ceremony at the Adorni Center will honor the transfer on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon.

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11/13/2019

article Points of Progress: Wiyot Tribe reclaims land, and more
(California) -- The Wiyot Tribe received more than 200 acres of land from the city of Eureka, California, on Oct. 21 that was forcefully seized by settlers in an 1860...

11/5/2019

article In California, a Native American Tribe’s Quest: Give Back Our Island
(California) -- Cheryl A. Seidner sat on a folding chair near the dock, wearing a basket-woven ceremonial cap. She looked out over the sharp stalks of grass and the...

11/1/2019

article California Island Returned to Native Tribe
(California) -- An island off the coast of Northern California was recently retuned to descendants from the native tribe that has long considered the land to be the...

10/28/2019

article California to return ownership of contested island back to native tribe
(California) -- The North Coast Journal reported that Indian Island, the largest island in Northern California‘s Humboldt Bay, will be returned today to the native...

10/27/2019

article Indian Island returned to Wiyot Tribe
(California) -- The City of Eureka returned ownership of nearly the entirety of Tuluwat Island, also known as Indian Island, to the Wiyot Tribe during a ceremony Oct. 21...

10/24/2019

article The Island's Return: The unprecedented repatriation of the center of the Wiyot universe
(California) -- There was a time not long ago when this was unthinkable. After all, when Wiyot tribal officials first called Eureka City Hall to request the return of...

10/23/2019

article Coming Home: Sacred Land Returned to Wiyot Tribe
(California) -- There was a joyful, yet solemn, attitude among the attending Wiyot tribe members and Eureka community as the Eureka City Council officially returned...
article The Island's Return: The unprecedented repatriation of the center of the Wiyot universe
(California) -- There was a time not long ago when this was unthinkable. After all, when Wiyot tribal officials first called Eureka City Hall to request the return of...

10/22/2019

article COLUMN: Eureka returns an island to a tribe nearly 160 years after a massacre
(California) -- Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Oct. 22 and I’m writing from Los Angeles. California is in a...
article Historic U.S. island return to native tribe 'path forward' for other land transfers
(California) -- A Californian city will return a historic island to its former Native American owners on Monday, more than 150 years after the tribe was decimated, in a...

10/21/2019

article Duluwat Island is Returned to the Wiyot Tribe in Historic Ceremony
(California) -- With five words, it became official — Duluwat Island is being returned to the Wiyot people, for whom it is the physical and cultural center of the...
article Native American tribe regains California island it calls center of universe
(California) -- Indian Island off the coast of Northern California was the site of a massacre, a place that was contaminated by a shipyard and flush with invasive...

10/20/2019

article Celebrating the unprecedented return of an island
(California) -- Many in Humboldt this week will be celebrating a remarkable milestone as the sacred and historic Tuluwat Island nears its official transfer back to the...

6/10/2019

press release Wiyot Tribe and Humboldt Area Foundation Finalize Agreement for Gathering Rights on HAF Property
(California) -- Humboldt Area Foundation and the Wiyot Tribe have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding that will help restore traditional land practices to the...

6/9/2019

article Wiyot Tribe, Humboldt Area Foundation finalize deal
(California) -- The Wiyot Tribe and the Humboldt Area Foundation finalized an agreement that will allow for the restoration of traditional land practices at the...

4/4/2015

article Eureka to Consider Giving the Rest of Indian Island Back to Wiyot Tribe
(California) -- An item on next Tuesday’s Eureka City Council agenda calls for the City Council to consider returning ownership of Indian Island back to the Wiyot...

3/31/2014

article A cultural identity returned: Wiyot Tribe completes the first World Renewal Ceremony in over 150 years
(California) -- More than 150 years after it was last performed, the Wiyot Tribe returned to Indian Island off the coast of Eureka to hold the three-day World Renewal...

3/29/2014

article Wiyot Tribe Heals Ancestral Home
(California) -- This weekend, the Wiyot tribe of Humboldt Bay, near Eureka, will hold its World Renewal Ceremony. This will be the first time the tribe has performed the...

3/27/2014

article OP/ED: It's never too late to tell the truth about America's genocide
(California) -- Mayor Frank Jager did a courageous thing last week. He apologized for the Wiyot massacre on Indian Island. The letter read in part: “As Mayor of...
article Wiyot Tribe Heals Ancestral Home
(California) -- This weekend, the Wiyot tribe of Humboldt Bay, near Eureka, will hold its World Renewal Ceremony. This will be the first time the tribe has performed the...

3/20/2014

article Eureka Offers ‘Support’ Not Apology to Wiyot Tribe
(California) -- Instead of offering a formal apology, the Eureka City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, March 18 to accept a second draft of a letter from Mayor Frank...
article Experts say lawsuit unlikely with apology to Wiyot Tribe; Eureka mayor says city and council worried about liability issues
(California) -- Legal experts said Wednesday there is little legal basis to believe that the city of Eureka would have faced a lawsuit if council members had voted to...

3/19/2014

article Eureka City Council offers 'support,' not apology to Wiyot Tribe; 2 versions of letters considered
(California) -- The Eureka City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt the second draft of a letter from Mayor Frank Jager to the Wiyot Tribe, scaling back what...

3/16/2014

article Letter: A message from the Wiyot Tribe
(California) -- He' ba' lo', Re: Attendance at the 2014 Wiyot World Renewal Ceremony. On March 28-30, 2014, the Wiyot Tribe will be holding its first World...

3/27/2013

article Wiyot Tribe's new compact with state awaits ratification
(California) -- Pending ratification by state lawmakers and federal authorities, the Wiyot Tribe's new gaming compact with California has shelved talk of a new...

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