Fires in Northern California Present Challenges to Native Tribes

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Literature
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Publication: 
Michaels, M. (Ed.). (2018, November 29). Fires in Northern California Present Challenges to Native Tribes. WeatherNation. Retrieved December 07, 2018, from http://www.weathernationtv.com/news/fires-in-northern-california-present-challenges-to-native-tribes/
Year Published: 
2018
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NOAA, WeatherNation
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Fire is foundational to the Karuk Tribe, who live and manage 1.048 million acres of their aboriginal lands along the Klamath and Salmon Rivers in northern California. By removing accumlated fuels, fire makes room for new growth and change. This renewal helps ensure the quality of traditional foods and cultural materials and serves as a medium of cultural education. Ceremonies surrounding fire strengthen the Tribe’s social networks and enhance its members’ physical and mental health.

Category: 
fire management, Karuk Tribe, aboriginal lands, land management, traditional foods, cultural resources