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Karuk Tribe Announces Passing of Beloved Leader

It is with great sorrow that the Karuk Tribe announces the passing of Alvis “Bud” Johnson. Mr. Johnson was first elected Chairman by the people of the Karuk Tribe in May of 1989. During his 16 years of continuous service as Chairman, his vision of organizational capacity building and dedication to service delivery generated unprecedented growth and pushed the Karuk Tribe to become a national leader for Tribal sovereignty.


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article Rain Rock Casino to close for 2 weeks to slow COVID-19 spread
(California) -- The Yreka casino will be closed through March 30. Rain Rock Casino is the latest victim of the battle against COVID-19. On Tuesday afternoon, the Karuk...


article Karuk Tribe Announces Passing of Beloved Leader
(California) -- It is with great sorrow that the Karuk Tribe announces the passing of Alvis “Bud” Johnson. Mr. Johnson was first elected Chairman by the...


article Karuk Tribe Calls On Governor Newsom To Allow Traditional Fire Management
(California) -- Tribal fire management practices were essentially outlawed 100 years ago. But the Karuk tribe is looking to change that. The Karuk say their traditional...


article The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding
(California) -- Deep in California’s Six Rivers National Forest, a satisfying “crack” breaks the early morning silence as Lisa Hillman snaps a dead...


article Two arrested in connection with Karuk Tribal maintenance shop in Happy Camp
(California) -- Thomas “TJ” Day, age 53, and an accomplice, 29 year old Clarissa Erickson, both of Happy Camp, were arrested without incident by Deputy Gabe...


article Two arrested after burglary at Karuk Tribe’s maintenance shop
(California) -- Two suspects have been arrested in Siskiyou County, accused of taking almost $19,000 worth of tools and property from a Native American tribe.


article Karuk Tribe And University Expand Food Partnership
(California) -- The people who lived here for thousands of years before white people arrived knew how to feed themselves. And the traditional knowledge has not been lost...


article Karuk Tribe lauds fiber project approval
(California) -- A $3.6 million broadband fiber project from Happy Camp to Somes Bar is set to reinforce what the state is calling a “fiber-optic backbone” in...


article Tribe Amends Work Comp Provisions in Gaming Compact
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe signed an amended gaming compact with California Gov. Jerry Brown that updated the worker's compensation requirements for employees...


article Governor OKs workers compensation amendments made to Karuk Tribe gaming compact
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown this month approved amendments to the Karuk Tribe’s gaming compact, which had allowed for the construction of a casino in Yreka....


article Karuk and descendants dispute rights to tribal land
(Oregon) -- Controversy is brewing involving California Indian tribes, with local and national ramifications. U.S. House Bill 3535 was introduced by Representative Doug...


article Yreka Rain Rock Casino Now Open to the Public
(California) -- The all new Rain Rock Casino in Yreka is now open to the public. The Casino opened its doors Saturday to the public. The Casino has more than 300 slot...


article Rain Rock Casino to open in California next month
(California) -- In northern California, the Karuk Tribe has reportedly revealed that its new Rain Rock Casino is due to open outside the small town of Yreka next month...


article Karuk Traditional Knowledge to Be Incorporated Into HSU STEM Classes With Help of Grant
(California) -- Next year, more Karuk traditional knowledge and practices will be taught to HSU students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM...


article Karuk Tribe getting closer to opening of long-awaited $35 million gaming facility
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe is putting the finishing touches on a $35 million casino in northern California. The Rain Rock Casino is expected to open by the end of...


article Over 800 apply for jobs at new casino in Yreka
(California) -- A job fair for a brand new casino opening in Yreka brought in more people than there are positions to fill. Rain Rock Casino held its job fair this past...


article Rain Rock Casino job fair attracts an estimated 1,000 attendants
(California) -- The Rain Rock Casino in Yreka is tentatively scheduled to open in February, a goal that's more promising after their job fair attracted huge numbers...


article Manager: Rain Rock Casino expected to open Jan. 29
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe has long expected to open its Rain Rock Casino in Yreka in early 2018, and on Tuesday, casino General Manager Michael Rose told the...


press release Aristocrat to install Oasis 360 at Rain Rock Casino
(California) -- Aristocrat Technologies Inc. has won a contract to install its award-winning Oasis 360 casino management system at the soon-to-open Rain Rock Casino in...


article Karuk Tribe Restricts Fishing
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe announced today that it is restricting subsistence fishing on the Klamath River, a reaction to predictions that this year's run of...
article ‘A cultural tragedy’: Karuk Tribe cuts salmon harvest to 200 fish
(California) -- For the first time in its history, the Karuk Tribe will be limiting ceremonial salmon harvests for tribal members because of the record low forecast for...


press release Karuk Tribal Council places restrictions on fishing amid low salmon projection
(California) -- The Karuk Tribal Council has taken the unprecedented step of placing restrictions on subsistence fishing by Tribal Members for the first time in history.


article Karuk Tribe launches Píkyav Field Institute
(California) -- The Karuk Department of Natural Resources recently announced a 1 million dollar grant award from the U.S. Department of Education to the Karuk Tribe to...


article Planned explosion rocks Yreka casino construction site
(California) -- Heavy snow has stalled construction on the new Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, but on Monday, crews got back to work with a boom. Workers cleared the area for...


article Construction continues on Rain Rock Casino in Yreka
(California) -- Construction crews are getting ready to begin building the Rain Rock Casino in Yreka. The ground is still being leveled but that first phase of the...


article Karuk Tribal Herbaria Grand Opening Aug. 11
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources is delighted to announce the official Grand Opening of the new Karuk Tribal Herbaria on August 11, 2016...


article Karuk Tribe’s Rain Rock Casino under construction
(California) -- Nearly 20 years after the idea was first formed, the Karuk Tribe’s Rain Rock Casino in Yreka is now under construction. Karuk Tribal Councilman...


article Karuk Tribe officially breaks ground on Yreka casino
(California) -- Members of the Karuk Tribe, above, take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the tribe’s planned Rain Rock Casino in Yreka. The facility is...


article Karuk Tribe Breaks Ground on Rain Rock Casino
(California) -- Earlier today, the Karuk Tribe in Yreka broke ground on the new Rain Rock Casino set to open in 2017. Both spectators and tribe members got together to...
article Low Income Housing Development Underway for Karuk Tribe
(California) -- Consrtuction is underway on a group of low incomes homes on the Karuk Tribal Land in Yreka. These homes will be the first low income homes on the land....


article Karuk Tribe to break ground on Rain Rock Casino
(California) -- In northern California, the Karuk Tribe is set to hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Rain Rock Casino later this week despite having...


article Karuk Tribe ready for groundbreaking on long-awaited casino
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe of California is breaking ground on its long-awaited casino next Friday. The 36,000 square-foot Rain Rock Casino in Yreka will have space...


article Karuk casino groundbreaking set for July 29
(California) -- The groundbreaking ceremony for the Karuk Tribe’s planned Rain Rock Casino in Yreka is one week away, but earthwork has already begun at the site...


article Karuk Tribe plans to debut long-awaited $30M casino in May 2017
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe of California will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for its $30 million gaming facility on July 29. The tribe started work on the Rain...


article Karuks say Yreka casino will boost economy, but local residents remain skeptical
(California) -- On a hilltop overlooking Yreka, Calif., workers are busy scraping off 200,000 cubic yards of dirt to erect a $30 million casino that will be betting...


article Siskiyou County casino proposal mentioned in reasons for California secessionist state of Jefferson
(California) -- Hundreds of people showed their support for separation from the State of California on Wednesday, January 6 at the California State Capitol.


article Siskiyou County comes out on top in casino arbitration
(California) -- An arbitrator this month picked Siskiyou County’s proposal for mitigating potential impacts from the Karuk Tribe’s proposed casino in Yreka....


article BIA publishes notice of Karuk Tribe Class III gaming compact
(California) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed a Class III gaming compact between the Karuk Tribe and the state of California to go into effect. The compact...


article Supervisors, public weigh in on Karuk casino arbitration
(California) -- Siskiyou residents opposed to the Karuk Tribe’s proposed casino in Yreka spoke out Tuesday as the county board of supervisors discussed the way...


article Board of supervisors to consider casino arbitration
(California) -- The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors will have a number of hot topics to discuss Tuesday at its regular meeting in Yreka, including the Karuk casino...


article Karuk Tribe hopes to start work on $35M casino next spring
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe of California expects to break ground on a $35 million casino in spring of 2015. The tribe has cleared all major state and federal...
article Karuk, Siskiyou casino talks stall; arbitration initiated
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe announced Friday that negotiation efforts with Siskiyou County over a proposed casino have stalled, and the outcome will now be decided...


article Construction of Yreka casino could start in spring
(California) -- A Northern California Native American tribe says it has cleared all major hurdles for its planned casino off Interstate 5 in Yreka.


article $35 million Yreka casino could start next spring / Siskiyou County opposes idea
(California) -- A $35 million casino in Yreka, Calif., has cleared all major hurdles and construction could begin early next year, officials from the Karuk Tribe said...
press release United States Approves Karuk Casino / Approval Forces County into Arbitration with Tribe to Resolve Differences
(California) -- On October 18th, the Department of Interior’s Office of Indian Gaming approved the Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the Karuk Tribe...


article CHIEF HALL: Vote no on Measure M
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe housing trust lands in Yreka should not be used for gaming. Yreka lies entirely within the area described in Treaty R, signed with the...


article Andre Cramblit: Another year brings challenges for our people
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe just celebrated its new year and Andre Cramblit is ready to take on some more challenges:The New Year comes to Natives with many...


article Yreka council approves casino agreement
(California) -- The Yreka City Council approved its agreement with the Karuk Tribe regarding the tribe’s proposed casino, marking one closer step to the project...


article Karuk Tribe gets casino green light
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe got a green light from the California Legislature to take the next steps in building a casino near Yreka. The approved tribal-state...


press release California State Legislature approves tribal-state gaming compact
(California) -- Today the California Legislature approved legislation to ratify the Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the Karuk Tribe and the State of California.


article California Senate approves Yreka casino
(California) -- The state Senate voted Thursday to ratify a compact allowing the Karuk tribe to build and operate a casino in the Northern California city of Yreka.
article LaMalfa hosts town hall in Yreka
(California) -- U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa spoke to a crowd of around 50 people at a town hall meeting at the Miner’s Inn Convention Center in Yreka on Monday night.
article Legislature ratifies compact with Karuk tribe for Yreka casino; already won governor's support
(California) -- The Legislature has ratified a gambling compact with the Karuk tribe, approving a casino in Yreka. In December, Gov. Jerry Brown had signed off on a...
article State ratifies gambling compact with Karuk Tribe
(California) -- The California Legislature has ratified a gambling compact with the Karuk Tribe that approves a casino in Yreka, the tribe announced on Tuesday.


article OP/ED: Karuks have a head start on casino plans
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe in Northern California may still be at least a year away from opening a casino in Yreka, but the they are years ahead of the Coquilles,...


article California Senate approves Yreka casino
(California) -- The state Senate voted Thursday to ratify a compact allowing the Karuk tribe to build and operate a casino in the Northern California city of Yreka.
article Senator: "No known opposition" to Karuk casino
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe’s compact with the state of California was ratified Thursday, putting the tribe one step closer to its goal of building a casino in...


article Senate takes no action on Karuk casino bill Monday
(California) -- A state Senate bill aimed at ratifying the Karuk Tribe’s casino compact was on the agenda but not discussed during the Senate’s floor session...


article Siskiyou voters can opine on Karuk casino in November election
(California) -- There is an election in November and the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors has decided county voters will have their say on the Karuk Tribe’s...


article Karuk Tribe continues gaming discussion with local community
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe of California is negotiating intergovernmental agreements for its casino. The tribe hoped to break ground on phase one of the project...


article Siskiyou asks for $516,000 annually in casino negotiations
(California) -- Disparate offers mark the beginning of negotiations between the county of Siskiyou and the Karuk Tribe, as both sides try to protect their interests if...


article Siskiyou public speaks out on proposed Karuk casino
(California) -- Siskiyou citizens took to the Miner’s Inn Convention Center Tuesday to voice their opinions on the Karuk Tribe’s proposed Yreka casino and...


article Karuk Casino is topic of special county meeting
(California) -- The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors will hear presentations from the Karuk Tribe and county staff regarding a proposed casino in Yreka during a...


article Governor Approves Karuk Gaming Compact
(California) -- Last week Governor Jerry Brown signed the Karuk Tribe’s Gaming Compact moving the Tribe’s effort to open a casino in Yreka one step closer to...


article Yreka rolls the dice on casino
(California) -- A proposed tribal casino could either be a bust for the local community or a eureka moment for a depressed economy that needs jobs and an infusion of...


article County concerned about casino
(California) -- A proposed casino in Yreka has the county Board of Supervisors wondering about its impact on roads and the justice system.
article Karuk Tribe advances Yreka casino proposition
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe moved one step closer to opening a casino last week when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Tribe’s Gaming Compact, according to a...


article California Tribe Gets Compact For Casino
(California) -- A new tribal casino is on its way in the state of California, according to www.siskiyoudaily. com. California’s governor reportedly has signed an...


article Governor signs Karuk casino compact
(California) -- According to newly-elected Karuk Tribal council member Archie Super, the tribe's planned casino for Yreka is going to be on the fast track with...
article Jerry Brown signs casino deal with Karuk tribe
(California) -- California's second-largest Indian tribe could soon have its first casino under a deal signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The new compact allows the Karuk...


article Karuk Tribe casino plans unveiled; public input session open until Dec. 27
(California) -- A draft Tribal Environmental Impact Report for a proposed casino in Yreka is ready for public comment, and citizens have until Dec. 27 to make their...


article SHASTA CHAIRMAN: Karuk gaming ordinance approval unacceptable
(California) -- The review and approval of the Karuk Tribe of California Tribal gaming ordinance without the review of the Sovereign Shasta Nation is not acceptable. The...


article LETTER: Casino letter clarification
(California) -- Just wanted to straighten out a few things concerning the letter I submitted about the Karuk casino. A few people have gotten a bit upset, maybe a bit...


article Casino Expected To Revive Siskiyou County Economy
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe is starting up a casino soon that will be built in the south side of Yreka. The National Indian Gaming Commission's finally approved...


article Calif. American Indian tribe gets casino approval
(California) -- A Northern California Native American tribe says federal officials have approved its plans for a casino off Interstate 5 in Yreka. The Karuk Tribe says...
article Karuk casino coming to Yreka
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe of California announced on Monday that they have received a permit from the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) to operate a casino...
article Tribe receives approval to build casino
(California) -- A Siskiyou County tribe has won approval to build a new casino in Yreka, which would be only the second casino along Interstate 5 from Sacramento to...


article Panel advances Karuk tribe gaming
(California) -- The Karuk Tribal Council announced Monday that the National Indian Gaming Commission approved the tribe's entry into gaming operations.

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