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How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River

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 fishermen that something was amiss on the river. On this stretch of the Yurok Reservation, the river was wide and deep, having wound its way from its headwaters at the Upper Klamath Lake, through arid south-central Oregon to the California coast.


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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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),...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 "...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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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