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VIDEO: Yurok medicine song opens United Nations Equator Prize ceremony
VIDEO: Yurok medicine song opens United Nations Equator Prize ceremony (September 26, 2019)

The Yurok Tribe made history this week, becoming the first Indian nation in the U.S. to receive the prestigious Equator Prize from the United Nations.


Workshop fosters communication between tribal, state, and federal agencies
Workshop fosters communication between tribal, state, and federal agencies (September 5, 2019)

It’s a common theme often stated, but rarely executed: The need to work together and build agency-tribe relationships before there is an emergency.


'Our inherent sovereignty': Yurok Tribe legalizing hemp on reservation
'Our inherent sovereignty': Yurok Tribe legalizing hemp on reservation (May 10, 2019)

The Yurok Tribe is asserting its sovereignty with the passage of a new hemp law.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country enters national emergency territory with #TrumpShutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country enters national emergency territory with #TrumpShutdown (January 10, 2019)

Friday is going to be a rough day for tribes and Indian organizations. They will not get paid what they are owed by the United States of America.


Yurok Tribe brings on new chairman and vice chairman
Yurok Tribe brings on new chairman and vice chairman (November 8, 2018)

Two candidates who ran as a team are serving as chair and vice chair of the Yurok Tribe.


'This was always our home': Yurok Tribe welcomes indigenous leaders to forest
'This was always our home': Yurok Tribe welcomes indigenous leaders to forest (September 28, 2018)

The Yurok Tribe is buying back ancestral lands, rebuilding its economy and becoming more self-sufficient.


Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry
Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry (April 11, 2018)

What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.


Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice
Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)

Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.


Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change
Lawmakers advance another tribal land bill as Indian Country braces for change (November 28, 2017)

Another tribal homelands bill is taking a major step forward on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration considers changes widely opposed in Indian Country.


Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation
Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation (October 12, 2017)

Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe.


Camp on Yurok Reservation keeps tribal traditions alive for newer generations
Camp on Yurok Reservation keeps tribal traditions alive for newer generations (September 11, 2017)

David Severns, a citizen of the Yurok Tribe, is keeping his people's traditions alive at a camp held on the reservation in northern California.


Yurok Tribe forced to rely on outside salmon again as yearly festival approaches
Yurok Tribe forced to rely on outside salmon again as yearly festival approaches (August 14, 2017)

The Yurok Tribe is dealing with historically low salmon runs for yet another year.


Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster
Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster (May 5, 2017)

Salmon runs have been bad for the last two years and 2017 is shaping up to be the worst in the history of the Klamath River in California.


André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California too
André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California too (December 29, 2016)

'We need to remain diligent and continue to fight for environmental justice.'


Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festival
Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festival (August 19, 2016)

There won't be a salmon lunch this year but the California tribe is still expecting thousands for the cultural celebration.


Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon
Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon (July 22, 2016)

The 54th annual Klamath Salmon Festival will go ahead as planned on August 20 but without the customary salmon lunch.


Yurok Tribe launches operation to rid reservation of marijuana
Yurok Tribe launches operation to rid reservation of marijuana (July 21, 2016)

Operation Yurok has kicked off for the fourth year in a row on the northern California reservation.


Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (July 18, 2016)

Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.


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.


Yurok Tribe blames low fish runs on water used by marijuana farms
Yurok Tribe blames low fish runs on water used by marijuana farms (May 6, 2016)

The tribal fisher is closed four days a week due to low runs of salmon an sturgeon in northern California.


Chairman of Yurok Tribe resigns after just three months in post
Chairman of Yurok Tribe resigns after just three months in post (March 15, 2016)

James Dunlap stepped down after other leaders from the northern California tribe found out about his past.


Yurok Tribe declares state of emergency in response to suicides
Yurok Tribe declares state of emergency in response to suicides (January 21, 2016)

In the past 18 months, seven people in a small community have taken their lives.


Yurok Tribe holds installation ceremony for chair and vice chair
Yurok Tribe holds installation ceremony for chair and vice chair (December 1, 2015)

James Dunlap won election as chair and David Gensaw won the vice chair's post. Both candidates defeated incumbents.


Yurok Tribe: Mourning the passing of 'visionary' Troy Fletcher
Yurok Tribe: Mourning the passing of 'visionary' Troy Fletcher (November 25, 2015)

Troy Fletcher, the longtime executive director for the Yurok Tribe of California, passed away on November 20, 2015. He was 53.


Author documents war service of California tribal members
Author documents war service of California tribal members (November 11, 2015)

'Original Patriots' features interviews with 60 tribal members who served in World War II.


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.


Chair of Yurok Tribe shares struggle after losing son to suicide
Chair of Yurok Tribe shares struggle after losing son to suicide (September 14, 2015)

Chairman Thomas O’Rourke, who lost his son in 2009, spoke to participants of the Arcata Out of the Darkness Walk.


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.


Yurok Tribe welcomes raid of marijuana farms on reservation
Yurok Tribe welcomes raid of marijuana farms on reservation (July 15, 2015)

Tribal, local and state authorities are shutting down 'dozens' of illegal farms in the area.


Yurok Tribe to launch ferry to ease travel time on reservation
Yurok Tribe to launch ferry to ease travel time on reservation (June 23, 2015)

Passengers will be able to get from Klamath to Sregon Village in just 45 minutes, eliminating a three-hour drive.


Thomas O'Rourke: Yurok Tribe is a leader in forest restoration
Thomas O'Rourke: Yurok Tribe is a leader in forest restoration (May 22, 2015)

As much of our lands were clear-cut by non-Indians, the Yurok tribe knows all too well that the cost of restoring forests is much higher than the quick profits from cutting them down.


Yurok Tribe planning to debut new justice facility in the spring
Yurok Tribe planning to debut new justice facility in the spring (March 4, 2015)

The center will house the tribal court system and the wellness court.


USDA Blog: California tribes work to maintain traditional foods
USDA Blog: California tribes work to maintain traditional foods (November 18, 2014)

The Karuk Tribe and the Yurok Tribe are working with the University of California and the U.S. Forest Service to maintain their traditional foods.


Yurok Tribe reports outcome of election for 3 council seats
Yurok Tribe reports outcome of election for 3 council seats (November 12, 2014)

The results were close in all three races, with one candidate winning by just one vote.


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.


Yurok Tribe wraps up marijuana raids with nearly 13K plants
Yurok Tribe wraps up marijuana raids with nearly 13K plants (July 30, 2014)

More than 300 pounds of processed marijuana was also seized during multi-jurisdictional effort.


Yurok Tribe combats illegal marijuana farms on reservation
Yurok Tribe combats illegal marijuana farms on reservation (July 22, 2014)

The farms are damaging sacred sites, harming salmon runs and depleting the water supply.


KRCB: Yurok Tribe works to return condors in northern California
KRCB: Yurok Tribe works to return condors in northern California (June 19, 2014)

The Yurok Tribe is bringing one of its most important birds back to northern California.


Editorial: Yurok Tribe spreads hope with restoration of condors
Editorial: Yurok Tribe spreads hope with restoration of condors (May 5, 2014)

Newspaper praises the Yurok Tribe for working to bring the condor back to northern California.


Yurok Tribe signs agreement to release condors into the wild
Yurok Tribe signs agreement to release condors into the wild (April 25, 2014)

The Yurok Tribe of California will be releasing captive-bred condors into the wild.


Yurok Tribe works to revive language with help of public schools
Yurok Tribe works to revive language with help of public schools (April 14, 2014)

The Yurok Tribe of California is creating a new generation of Yurok language speakers with the help of local schools.


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.


Yurok Tribe keeps members out of trouble with wellness court
Yurok Tribe keeps members out of trouble with wellness court (March 6, 2014)

The Yurok Tribe of California is seeing success with its wellness court.


Yurok Tribe to sell carbon credits through California program
Yurok Tribe to sell carbon credits through California program (February 12, 2014)

The Yurok Tribe has joined the carbon trading market in California.


Yurok Tribe schedules   election to replace late Bonnie Green
Yurok Tribe schedules election to replace late Bonnie Green (January 31, 2014)

The Yurok Tribe of California has called a special election to fill the seat of Bonnie Green, a council member who passed away on January 18.


Another person charged in   theft of nearly $1M from   Yurok Tribe
Another person charged in theft of nearly $1M from Yurok Tribe (October 23, 2013)

Federal authorities charged a biologist in connection with the theft of nearly $1 million from the Yurok Tribe of California.


Tribes working to recover from    shutdown of federal government
Tribes working to recover from shutdown of federal government (October 18, 2013)

The federal government reopened its doors on Thursday but Indian Country is still feeling the effects of the 16-day shutdown.


Yurok  Tribe hosts ammo exchange for condor restoration efforts
Yurok Tribe hosts ammo exchange for condor restoration efforts (September 5, 2013)

The Yurok Tribe is hosting an ammo exchange today as part of its efforts to restore the condor to California.


Yurok Tribe debuts new transportation service for community
Yurok Tribe debuts new transportation service for community (July 16, 2013)

The Yurok Tribe of California has launched a new transportation service for the local community.


BBC News: Yurok Tribe sees success with language efforts
BBC News: Yurok Tribe sees success with language efforts (June 26, 2013)

BBC News reports on efforts by the Yurok Tribe of California to preserve its language:


Opinion: Tribal rights protected with Klamath Basin agreement
Opinion: Tribal rights protected with Klamath Basin agreement (June 18, 2013)

Molli Jane White and Frankie Joe Myers discuss tribal water rights and the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement:


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...


Archie Thompson,  oldest member of Yurok Tribe, passes at 93
Archie Thompson, oldest member of Yurok Tribe, passes at 93 (April 8, 2013)

Archie Thompson, who was the oldest member of the Yurok Tribe of California, died on March 26. He was 93. Thompson was a fluent speaker of Yurok. He was among...


Yurok Tribe seeing success with language revitalization effort
Yurok Tribe seeing success with language revitalization effort (February 7, 2013)

The Yurok Tribe of California is seeing success with its language revitalization efforts. In the 1990s, only six elders could speak the language fluently. Yurok is now offered in five...


Yurok Tribe pressed to share all of $27.5M trust settlement
Yurok Tribe pressed to share all of $27.5M trust settlement (January 29, 2013)

Members of the Yurok Tribe of California are circulating a petition to distribute all of a $27.5 million trust fund settlement on a per capita basis. The tribal council wants...


Yurok Tribe sets vote on  plan  for  $27.5M trust fund settlement
Yurok Tribe sets vote on plan for $27.5M trust fund settlement (January 16, 2013)

The Yurok Tribe of California has settled its trust fund lawsuit for $27.5 million. Tribal members will now decide what to do with the money. A referendum proposes using 63...


Thomas O'Rourke secures re-election as        Yurok Tribe   chairman
Thomas O'Rourke secures re-election as Yurok Tribe chairman (November 9, 2012)

The Yurok Tribe of California held a run-off election for chairman on Wednesday. Incumbent Thomas O'Rourke, Sr. won re-election. He defeated Raymond McQuillen with 53 percent of the vote. Get...


Chairman of Yurok Tribe  facing  run-off election  on Wednesday
Chairman of Yurok Tribe facing run-off election on Wednesday (November 6, 2012)

The Yurok Tribe of California holds a run-off election for chairman on Wednesday. Incumbent Thomas O'Rourke, Sr. is being challenged by Raymond McQuillen for the post. O'Rourke received 31 percent...


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...


Yurok Tribe reports large seizures of marijuana on reservation
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Yurok Tribe reports large seizures of marijuana on reservation (October 4, 2012)

The Yurok Tribe of California reported seizures of nearly 2,000 marijuana plants and 177 pounds of processed marijuana on the reservation. Working with other law enforcement agencies, the tribe eradicated...