Cultural Burns in Yurok Territory
When: June 8, 2012
Where: Yurok Tribal Office, Weitchpec, CA
In 2012, True North's Weitchpec to Wotek Local Organizing Committee hosted a local action at the Yurok Tribe’s Weitchpec office announcing that all of the needed approvals had been gained for a coordinated cultural burn in Yurok Territory. The group organizing the burn names themselves the Cultural Fire Management Council.
The LOC's organizing resulted in the first coordinated, cultural and controlled burn with the Cultural Fire Management Council, Yurok Tribe and the California Conservation Corp. The prescribed burning prioritized restoration of traditional food sources, weaving materials, and safety on the Yurok Tribe’s reservation lands.