Online Registration is now open!
The conference is free and open to the public. There will be a small fee ($20) for the Friday night closing reception.
"We Are Still Here: Fix the Earth People"
by Lyn Risling (Karuk, Yurok, Hupa)
Cutcha Risling Baldy, Chair
Paula "Pimm" Allen
Thank you to our sponsors
HSU: Native American Studies
HSU: Social Work Department
Environmental Science & Management (HSU)
Art Department (HSU)
HSU Dean of CAHSS
HSU Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
CSU Office of the Chancellor
President Lisa Rossbacher
Northern CA Tribal Chairman's Assoc.
Blue Lake Rancheria
Native Women's Collective
Native Culture's Fund
Far Western Anthropological Research Group
American Indian Studies (San Diego State University)
Lyn Risling (Artwork)
We are pleased to be able to offer this conference in the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people. Wiyot ancestral territory extended from Little River near Trinidad to Bear River Ridge near Scotia, and east to Berry Summit and Chalk Mountain. It was the discovery of gold in 1849 that resulted in the attempted destruction of Wiyot people and culture. This a series of massacres the most infamous on February 26, 1860 at Tuluwat on Indian Island in Humboldt Bay. The Wiyot people had gathered at this traditional site for the annual World Renewal Ceremony, which lasted seven to ten days. Estimates of the dead ranged from 80 to 250 in that night's series of orchestrated massacres. The Wiyot people did not disappear. Wiyot people are actively recovering the old ways, including language, ceremony, and lifeways. Pieces of long forgotten native history are emerging, both from professional and archaelogical investigation and from family memories and records. Much has been lost or destroyed, however there is also much that is "coming home."
California Indian Conference
c/o Native American Studies
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521