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Hoopa Valley Tribe close to starting work on $5 million grocery store
Hoopa Valley Tribe close to starting work on $5 million grocery store (January 25, 2018)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe plans to open a $5 million grocery store on the reservation in northern California this summer.


Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs
Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs (June 24, 2016)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe have seen back-to-back years of fish kills and this year's runs are shaping up to be some of the worst on record.


Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France
Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France (May 25, 2016)

Tribal and federal officials called the planned sale of Indian remains and sacred objects at a French auction 'disrespectful and fundamentally wrong' and called for the return of the items.


Hoopa Valley Tribe renews law enforcement agreement with county
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Hoopa Valley Tribe renews law enforcement agreement with county (March 10, 2016)

The tribe had declared a state of emergency due to a rise in crime on the northern California reservation.


Ryan Jackson: Tribes oppose Klamath Basin water legislation
Ryan Jackson: Tribes oppose Klamath Basin water legislation (November 17, 2015)

The chairman of the Hoopa Valley Tribe explains why S.133, the Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act, doesn't have much support in Indian Country.


Tribes unhappy with lack of progress on big water agreement
Tribes unhappy with lack of progress on big water agreement (September 17, 2015)

The Yurok Tribe has withdrawn from the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and two other tribes also might walk away from the deal.


Tribes in Northern California protest federal water management
Tribes in Northern California protest federal water management (August 6, 2015)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe fear another disastrous fish kill like the one in 2002 that left 68,000 salmon dead.


Hoopa Valley Tribe orders water restrictions as tanks run dry
Hoopa Valley Tribe orders water restrictions as tanks run dry (July 1, 2015)

More than 100 people went without water last week and residents are being asked to conserve water.


Hoopa Valley Tribe maintains law against marijuana cultivation
Hoopa Valley Tribe maintains law against marijuana cultivation (April 29, 2015)

An effort to repeal the law that bans marijuana on the reservation failed at the polls after tribal youth and tribal officials spoke out against it.


Youth of Hoopa Valley Tribe speak out against marijuana grows
Youth of Hoopa Valley Tribe speak out against marijuana grows (April 27, 2015)

The Hoopa Valley Youth Council believes marijuana cultivation harms the environment.


Hoopa Valley Tribe sees police force drop to just three officers
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Hoopa Valley Tribe sees police force drop to just three officers (April 8, 2015)

The largest reservation in California at one point had 12 officers but nearly all of them have left their jobs.


Hoopa Valley Tribe denies paying for bail of child abuse suspect
Hoopa Valley Tribe denies paying for bail of child abuse suspect (April 7, 2015)

Chairwoman Danielle Vigil-Masten and the tribe's chief financial officer responded to rumors about the case against the reigning Miss Hoopa Valley.


Youth leader of Hoopa Valley Tribe charged with sexual abuse
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Youth leader of Hoopa Valley Tribe charged with sexual abuse (April 6, 2015)

Kayla Muriel Brown, the reigning Miss Hoopa Valley, is accused of abusing a minor.


Hoopa Valley Tribe sees setback as fire destroys housing agency
Hoopa Valley Tribe sees setback as fire destroys housing agency (April 1, 2015)

Chairwoman Danielle Vigil-Masten said the loss of the Hoopa Housing Authority building would cause a disruption in services.


Former leader of Hoopa Valley Tribe pushes action on marijuana
Former leader of Hoopa Valley Tribe pushes action on marijuana (March 12, 2015)

Tribal members will vote April 23 on a petition to repeal the anti-marijuana law on the reservation.


Hoopa Valley Tribe places marijuana referendum on April ballot
Hoopa Valley Tribe places marijuana referendum on April ballot (February 26, 2015)

Tribal law currently bars cultivation of the drug but members circulated a petition to put the issue to a vote.


Danielle Masten: Water settlement threatens tribal rights
Danielle Masten: Water settlement threatens tribal rights (November 10, 2014)

The chairwoman of the Hoopa Valley Tribe explains opposition to the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.


Hoopa Valley Tribe credits BIA presence with decline in arson fires
Hoopa Valley Tribe credits BIA presence with decline in arson fires (September 4, 2014)

The reservation saw 30 human-caused fires this season but that's half the usual number.


California tribes support release of water to benefit salmon runs
California tribes support release of water to benefit salmon runs (August 28, 2014)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe pushed for the release of more water.


Hoopa Valley Tribe takes action due to large number of arsons
Hoopa Valley Tribe takes action due to large number of arsons (August 26, 2014)

With 30 human-caused fires so far this year, the reservation ranks among the top five in terms of arson.


Hoopa Valley man takes over as supervisor of national forest
Hoopa Valley man takes over as supervisor of national forest (August 11, 2014)

Merv George said he is the first American Indian to serve as supervisor in the U.S. Forest Service.


Hoopa Valley Tribe: Settlement gambles with our water rights
Hoopa Valley Tribe: Settlement gambles with our water rights (June 23, 2014)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California explains why it doesn't support Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.


Al Jazeera: Drought hits hard for tribes in northern California
Al Jazeera: Drought hits hard for tribes in northern California (March 19, 2014)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe are being hit hard by drought conditions in California.


Juliene McCovey: Cheated out of money by Hoopa Valley Tribe
Juliene McCovey: Cheated out of money by Hoopa Valley Tribe (February 18, 2014)

Juliene McCovey says the Hoopa Valley Tribe of California received $400,000 in insurance payments for an accident she suffered.


Danielle Vigil-Masten: Court decision is  good news for salmon
Danielle Vigil-Masten: Court decision is good news for salmon (September 16, 2013)

Danielle Vigil-Masten, the chairwoman of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, calls on California and Oregon to work on long-term plans for water in the Klamath River basin.


Hoopa Valley Tribe    to host experimental   hunt  for owl species
Hoopa Valley Tribe to host experimental hunt for owl species (July 24, 2013)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California will host experimental hunts for the barred owl under a plan advanced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday.


JPR: Hoopa Valley Tribe calls water release a drop in bucket
JPR: Hoopa Valley Tribe calls water release a drop in bucket (July 22, 2013)

Jefferson Public Radio reports on a water release in the Klamath Basin.


Hoopa Valley Tribe struck by  over  100 fires since start of year
Hoopa Valley Tribe struck by over 100 fires since start of year (June 25, 2013)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California has been hit by more than 100 fires since the start of the year and officials suspect arson.


Hoopa Valley Tribe    participates  in marijuana operation study
Hoopa Valley Tribe participates in marijuana operation study (June 21, 2013)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California will be taking part in a study to determine the environmental impacts of marijuana farms.


Fire damages timber facility owned by Hoopa Valley Tribe
Fire damages timber facility owned by Hoopa Valley Tribe (June 11, 2013)

A fire damaged a timber business owned by the Hoopa Valley Tribe of California. No one was hurt in the blaze at the Hoopa Forest Industries. But an administrative building,...


Dania Rose Colegrove: Tribal rights an issue in dam removal
Dania Rose Colegrove: Tribal rights an issue in dam removal (May 30, 2013)

Dania Rose Colegrove on tribal water rights and the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: There has been much debate lately over the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and whether legislation is needed...


Hoopa Valley Tribe   to banish   sex offenders from reservation
Hoopa Valley Tribe to banish sex offenders from reservation (May 30, 2013)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California is starting banishment proceedings against non-members who are sex offenders. Based on information in a state registry, at least six non-member sex offenders...


Hoopa Valley man awaits tribal court ruling on banishment
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Hoopa Valley man awaits tribal court ruling on banishment (May 28, 2013)

Arthur “Arty” Jones, a member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe of California, could be banished from the reservation due to drug trafficking. Jones pleaded guilty to selling and transporting methamphetamine....


Walt Lamar: Tribes are working to clean up  their reservations
Walt Lamar: Tribes are working to clean up their reservations (May 6, 2013)

Walt Lamar discusses efforts by tribes in California and Nevada to clean up the environment.


Hayley Hutt: Tribal water rights bring benefit to communities
Hayley Hutt: Tribal water rights bring benefit to communities (March 20, 2013)

Hayley Hutt, a council member for the Hoopa Valley Tribe of California, discusses water issues: We urge all of those who care about salmon to look at tribal rights, not...


Hoopa Valley Tribe  orders halt to more trailers on reservation
Hoopa Valley Tribe orders halt to more trailers on reservation (March 19, 2013)

The leader of the Hoopa Valley Tribe of California has issued a moratorium on incoming trailer homes. Chairman Leonard Masten Jr. said the reservation is overrun with trailer homes....


Hayley Hutt: Hoopa Valley Tribe against Klamath water deal
Hayley Hutt: Hoopa Valley Tribe against Klamath water deal (February 13, 2013)

"Dam removal is needed on the Klamath River. However, the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, or KBRA – the focus of a recent op-ed in The Bee ("Time for Congress...


Leonard Masten: Remove dams on Klamath     to protect tribes
Leonard Masten: Remove dams on Klamath to protect tribes (February 12, 2013)

"Dam removal is needed to save the salmon on the Klamath River and restore California's salmon fishing industry; however, the newly renewed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, referenced by The Chronicle...


Leonard Masten: Tribal rights sacrificed in Klamath River fight
Leonard Masten: Tribal rights sacrificed in Klamath River fight (February 7, 2013)

"The Klamath River is the third largest river in the West. It hosts five California tribes, including its largest, and regulates the West Coast’s iconic commercial fishing industry. Its water...


Rodney Donahue: Hoopa Valley Tribe should legalize cannabis
Rodney Donahue: Hoopa Valley Tribe should legalize cannabis (December 20, 2012)

"The Hoopa Tribe should legalize cannabis, instead of outlawing it on the reservation, because there are too many negative impacts from prohibition. First of all, we have non-tribal members coming...


Rodney Donahue: Hoopa Valley Tribe should help the disabled
Rodney Donahue: Hoopa Valley Tribe should help the disabled (December 14, 2012)

"Hay:yung my name is Rodney Donahue. I am 54 years old and a disabled Hoopa Tribal member living on State SSI. I receive $854 from California State disability insurance every...


Leonard Masten: Klamath plan damages fish and tribal rights
Leonard Masten: Klamath plan damages fish and tribal rights (November 30, 2012)

"The Hoopa Valley Tribe wants to clear up misrepresentation of our position on the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. Hoopa's concerns with the KBRA are that it compromises tribal water rights...


Hoopa Valley Tribe approves $10K per capita from settlement
Hoopa Valley Tribe approves $10K per capita from settlement (November 27, 2012)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California approved a $10,000 per capita payment, with the money coming from a $49.2 trust fund settlement. The tribe has yet to receive the settlement....


Hayley Hutt: Water bill terminates Hoopa  Valley Tribe's rights
Hayley Hutt: Water bill terminates Hoopa Valley Tribe's rights (November 14, 2012)

"The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement expires Dec. 31. Isn't now the time to let that happen and separate Klamath Basin water rights and dam removal issues? The KBRA does not...


Hoopa Valley Tribe excludes first member from its  reservation
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Hoopa Valley Tribe excludes first member from its reservation (November 1, 2012)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California has used its exclusion ordinance for the first time on one of its members. Arthur Pliny Jones pleaded guilty to transportation and sales of...


Hoopa  Valley Tribe pushed to distribute $49M trust settlement
Hoopa Valley Tribe pushed to distribute $49M trust settlement (October 31, 2012)

Members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe of California are pushing for a per capita payment from a $49.2 trust fund settlement. Volunteers want the tribe to schedule a referendum on...


Leonard Masten: Water project poses threat to  California tribes
Leonard Masten: Water project poses threat to California tribes (October 29, 2012)

"Ten years ago thousands of adult salmon died in the Lower Klamath River in far Northern California when extremely low flows ordered by the Bush administration created lethal conditions for...


Opinion: Tribal division hurts Klamath River restoration efforts
Opinion: Tribal division hurts Klamath River restoration efforts (October 22, 2012)

"Your report – Tribes Object to Chemical Tests on the Klamath River in the October 9 edition – quoted PacifiCorp spokespersons as stating that they are allowed to release algaecides...


Byron Nelson: Hoopa Valley Tribe settlement should benefit all
Byron Nelson: Hoopa Valley Tribe settlement should benefit all (September 24, 2012)

"Some people will agree that there is a group of Tribal Members, small in number, willing to discard tribalism for individual gain for less money than the price of a...


OPB: Hoopa Valley Tribe seeking removal of four Klamath dams
OPB: Hoopa Valley Tribe seeking removal of four Klamath dams (May 30, 2012)

"A California American Indian tribe asked federal regulators Tuesday to order the removal of four dams on the Klamath River. The tribe says a restoration plan for the river is...


Two Rivers Tribune: Taking on substance abuse at Hoopa Valley
Two Rivers Tribune: Taking on substance abuse at Hoopa Valley (May 29, 2012)

"He snorted his first line of dope when he was 15. He remembers the day. He ran with the older boys, and they tried to look out for him by...


Hoopa Valley Tribe expects to receive $49.2M trust settlement
Hoopa Valley Tribe expects to receive $49.2M trust settlement (May 24, 2012)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California could receive $49.2 million as part of a trust fund settlement with the Obama administration. The tribe accepted the offer in early March, an...


No major damages after quake on  Hoopa Valley Reservation
No major damages after quake on Hoopa Valley Reservation (February 14, 2012)

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck the Hoopa Valley Reservation in northern California on Monday but no major damages were reported. The epicenter was near Weitchpec, a community on the reservation....


Hayley Hutt: Tribal perspectives missing from Klamath report
Hayley Hutt: Tribal perspectives missing from Klamath report (February 3, 2012)

"The Times-Standard's “Klamath draft report released; Thompson: 'Time for Congress to act is now'” article mistakenly recites that the 2010 Klamath Agreements “represent the best way forward for the Klamath...


Hoopa Valley Tribe to start  a new permit  program for fishing
Hoopa Valley Tribe to start a new permit program for fishing (January 16, 2012)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California will start a permitting program for fishermen in response to trespassing, dumping and other issues along the Trinity River. Last month, Chairman Leonard Masten...


Editorial: Hoopa Valley  paper serves  a vital role for    community
Editorial: Hoopa Valley paper serves a vital role for community (July 11, 2011)

"The inherent problems of having elected officials involved in the newspaper business was on full display in Hoopa recently when Hoopa Valley Tribal Chairman Leonard Masten sent a memo to...


Hoopa Valley  chairman pushes tribal  paper to address concerns
Hoopa Valley chairman pushes tribal paper to address concerns (July 6, 2011)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California discussed the fate of The Two Rivers Tribune at a council meeting on Tuesday night. Chairman Leonard Masten ordered the closure of the paper,...


Opinion: Hoopa Valley Tribe threatens freedom of speech rights
Opinion: Hoopa Valley Tribe threatens freedom of speech rights (July 6, 2011)

"This morning, I received a call from Kaci Poor of The Eureka (Calif.) Times-Standard for an interview. Apparently, the leaders on the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council has shut down the...


County joins investigation in Hoopa Valley drive-by shooting
County joins investigation in Hoopa Valley drive-by shooting (June 9, 2011)

The Humboldt County, California, Sheriff's Office has joined the investigation into a drive-by shooting at the home of a council member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. No one was injured...


Hoopa Valley Tribe ties  shooting to council member's vote
Hoopa Valley Tribe ties shooting to council member's vote (June 6, 2011)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California is offering a $2,500 reward for information about a drive-by shooting at the home of a council member. Margaret Dickson was at a council...