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5 Years Building Food Security 
June/July 2017
Dugout Canoes under the Orleans Bridge. Grant Gilkison photo.
Ayukîi, Aiy-ye-kwee', Waqlisi, Hello!  

Summer has arrived on the river, and there's a lot going on! Please join us this month for speakers on basketry and fire, traditional food harvesting and preparation, a health workshop and more! You can also send the kids to Orleans for free summer lunch, or stop by farmers markets in Hoopa or Happy Camp. We hope to see you soon!

These local Food Security Coordinators love to answer your questions:  

Chris Peters,, 707-464-1852
Crescent City and Klamath, CA (Yurok Tribe)

Grant Gilkison,, 530-627-3446 ( for Youth Camps, Community Gardens, Herbaria, Food Crews, Native Foods Workshops, Orchards, and Ishkêesh'túnviiv)
Orleans, Happy Camp, and Yreka, CA (Karuk Tribe)

Heather Campbell,, 530-627-3202
Orleans and Happy Camp, CA (Mid Klamath Watershed Council)

Lisa Hillman,, 530-627-3446 (for Pikyav Field Institute, K-12 Curriculum, and Sípnuuk Digital Archive)
Orleans, Happy Camp, and Yreka, CA (Karuk Tribe)

Perri McDaniel,, 541-882-1487 x 235
Chiloquin and Klamath Falls, OR (Klamath Tribes)

Got news? Tell Edith in the Berkeley office:, 510-643-9534.

AFRI Food Security Team members. Stormy Staats photo .
Five Years Building Food Security:
What we've done, what's next  
Recently, the Klamath Basin Tribal Food S ecurity Project held our fifth and final all-team meeting, hosted by the Klamath Tribes near Chiloquin, Oregon. These annual meetings bring together Food Security staff from the Karuk, Yurok and Klamath Tribes, the Mid Klamath Watershed Council (MKWC), UC Berkeley, UC Extension, and the USDA Forest Service to share information about our programs in different river locations, exchange ideas and get advice, and celebrate project milestones in the effort to build more food security in the Basin.

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Píkyav Lecture Series Continues!Pikyav

Collecting, Collaborating, and Coming Home: A Talk about Karuk Baskets at Home and in Museums. Weds July 12: 5 - 6:30 pm, Happy Camp CA, People's Center Museum
. Speaker: Carolyn Smith, Karuk Tribe and U.C. Berkeley. Dinner provided, RSVP to
Fire Effects on Hazelnut for Karuk and Yurok Basketry. Thurs July 13: 4 - 5:30pm, Orleans CA, Tribal Council Chambers. Speakers: Fr ank Lake, US Forest Service Research Ecologist and and Karuk Ethnobotanist, Tony Mark s-Block, Ph.D. Candidate, and Verna Reece, Karuk Cultural Practitioner and Master Basketweaver. Dinner provided, RSVP to

thismonthThis Month on the River
Vendor at Mothers Day Brunch and Plant Sale. Ramona Taylor photo.

Karuk Tribe

Please join us for our continuing Food Security programs Monday - Thursday in Orleans, CA and Happy Camp, CA. All programs weather dependent and subject to change. Take a look and mark your calendar now! Questions? ask Grant Gilkison, 530-627-3446.


Native Health Workshop
TOMORROW!, 7/8, 10am - 2pm
Refreshments, supporting our physical health, kids' bicycle repair. Bring your kids and their bikes! Karuk Department of Natural Resources, Orleans, CA.

"Meeting of Great Minds" Intertribal Youth Exchange, 7/24-7/27 -
Native youth ages 12 - 17, come to a 4-day camping trip at Fish Lake with Klamath Tribes youth. More info/sign up: Grant at 530-627-3446.

Pikyav Lecture Series. See here for details.

Regular activities:
  • Herbarium Collection/Mounting (Thursdays, Orleans, except 7/27)
  • Basketry in Happy Camp (Sundays) and Orleans (Thursdays)
  • Happy Camp Gardens (Wednesdays except 7/12 and 7/26)
  • Food Processing (Fridays in Orleans)
 CLICK HERE for full Karuk Food Security schedule, locations and contact info.  

Klamath Tribes

Camas Digging and Plant Walk at Wright's Meadow - TOMORROW! 7/8, 10am - 3pm. Come harvest this traditional food with us! Lunch provided. For more info or a ride, call Perri ASAP at 541-882-1487 x 235 .

Rios to Rivers Cultural Exchange
- Monday 7/10. Youth from Chile and downriver will start their journey down the Klamath next week. Come meet them and join us for dinner in the Chiloquin Community Garden this Monday night!

Wocus seeds and leaves. Perri McDaniel photo.
Wocus Harvest and Workshop - Saturday 7/22. Details TBD, call Perri for more info.

Intertribal Youth Exchange - July 24 - 27 our youth will be going downriver to the Fish Lake camping trip hosted by the Karuk Tribe.
Sign your kids up now! Contact Perri, 541-882-1487 x 235.  
Community Gardens and GreenhousesAnyone who wants to plant veggies in Chiloquin or the newly developing Hilyard Community Garden, call Perri at 541-882-1487 ext. 235. The gates are always open, and we would love to see you!

Mid Klamath Watershed Council

Cooking with Sun and Fire - Come to MKWC's Third Thursday dinner a nd try our sustainable cooking! Volunteers always welcome. 7/20 6:30pm, Panam nik Building, Orleans, CA. More info: 530-627-3202.

Back to the Garden - Send us your kids for summer fun in the Orleans Community Garden! For more, call 530-627-3202. 

Yurok Tribe

Yurok Herbaria - We've been collecting and preserving cultural and regional plants for the new Tribal Herbaria to be located in the Visitors' Center. Stay tuned for the grand opening, coming soon!

Please Take Our Survey!  

As we wrap up five years of Food Security workshops, classes and events, we still want to know what you think of the project! Please take our short survey to help us learn what worked and what to do differently next time. Your opinion matters! Thanks in advance for your help.
Community Notices

Orleans Summer Lunch Program
- free lunch for kids served daily at the Orleans Community Center through August 19th.
Happy Camp Farmers Market - Thursdays 5:30 - 7:30pm at Gail Zink Park, Happy Camp, CA. Accepting SNAP/EBT, WIC and Senior Nutrition. Dinner's cooking every week!

KTRCD Monday Night Markets - every other Monday through Nov. 6th in Hoopa, CA. Booths available! More info: KTRCD 530-625-4441.

 Stormy Staats, Klamath Salmon Media Collaborative photo.
We're In the News

See stories about the
Klamath Basin Tribal Food Security Project from around the web on our website .
Spring carrots. Ramona Taylor photo.

Wondering what, where and when to plant? Visit the Mid Klamath Watershed Council Foodsheds pages for excellent free online info on the vegetables and fruits that grow best here, along with planting calendars, soil, and disease prevention advice.

Keep in touch with us! Find upcoming events, see photos, ask questions, let your neighbors know what's going on in the foodshed! All that and more on the Foodshed Facebook page .

Missed an issue? See what your Food Security team has been doing here.

The Karuk Tribe's new Sípnuuk Digital Library supports food security and sovereignty with information on our regional food security issues, solutions and knowledge of traditional and contemporary foods and materials. Easy to use and open to all - sign up now!

The goal of the collaborative Klamath River Basin Food Security Project is to rebuild a sustainable food system that supports healthy communities, ecosystems and economies among the Karuk, Klamath and Yurok Tribes.
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