News

March 12, 2019. KBC members Lisa Hillman and Leaf Hillman interviewed on Karuk tribal ecological projects and the Tribe’s struggle to restore cultural fire. High Country News.

October 11, 2018. KBC members Frank Lake, Bill Tripp, and Lisa Hillman interviewed in Civil Eats on reviving traditional Native foods and communities through agroforestry and cultural burning.

August 20, 2018. Karuk Agroecological Resilience co-Principal Investigators Jennifer Sowerwine and Lisa Hillman interviewed on Jefferson Public Radio.

August 11, 2018. New Karuk Tribe and UC Berkeley cultural foods resilience research announced in California Magazine.

August 8, 2018. The new UC Berkeley and Karuk Tribe collaborative research project featured in the Times-Standard.

July 20, 2018. UC Berkeley and the Karuk Tribe will continue to collaborate to increase the resilience of cultural foods through research, new tools and community skill-building, supported by a $1.2 Million grant from the USDA. Featured in the Siskiyou Daily News and Native America Today.

May 21, 2018. PI Jennifer Sowerwine’s cultural food restoration work profiled in The Daily Californian.  

At right, a woman in a black sleevless top sits at microphone with pen and pad. At lef, a woman in a blue shirt sits at second mic holding a deep bowl-shaped woven tribal basket. Three other baskets in different sizes are on the table in front of them.
Interviewing a cultural practitioner for Sípnuuk Digital Library, Archives and Museum. Courtesy Karuk Tribe.

October 7, 2017. The Karuk Tribe will train staff and expand its Sípnuuk Digital Library, Archives, and Museum with a new $50,000 grant for the Urípih Nuvíiktihêesh (We Will Weave a Net) Project, reports the Times-Standard.

Greenhouse at left, four large raised garden beds filled with soil and small plant starts. Two young men and a woman stand between the raised beds.
Volunteers in the Hilyard community garden. Perri McDaniel photo.

August 15, 2017. Klamath Tribes’ Food Security Coordinator Perri McDaniel toured the project’s newest community garden with the Herald and News.

July 8, 2017. A $100,000 Farm to School grant will support the Karuk Tribe’s continued outreach to K-12 students through the Upiftánmaahti (Growing from a Seed) Project, described in Native News Online.

March 14, 2017. Karuk Tribe storytelling, language and food outreach to local schools was covered in the Two Rivers Tribune.

February 4, 2017. Karuk-Berkeley Collaborative co-founder Ron Reed of the Karuk Tribe was featured on the Delicious Revolution podcast.

January 30, 2017. Píkyav Field Institute Manager, Lisa Hillman, and Karuk Director of Natural Resources, Leaf Hillman, described the vision for the Tribe’s new educational initiative on Jefferson Public Radio.

January 16, 2017. The Karuk Tribe’s launch of the Píkyav Field Institute with a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education was featured in Native News Online, Daily Kos, Eureka Times-Standard and the Siskiyou Daily News.

Braided bread loaf.
Braided bread loaf. Edith Friedman photo.

December 8, 2016. Mid-Klamath Watershed Council’s Bread University Workshop instructor, Malcolm Terence, shared his bread-making history and methods in the North Coast Journal.

August 23, 2016. Karuk-UC Berkeley co-founder Tom Carlson, Karuk Food Security Coordinator Lisa Hillman, and Karuk Director of Natural Resources Leaf Hillman were interviewed on Jefferson Public Radio about the newly opened Karuk Tribal Herbaria.

Mounted plant, notebook, glue and tools for herbaria specimens
Voucher specimen. Chris Peters photo.

August 13, 2016. The Grand Opening of the Karuk Tribal Herbaria was featured in Native News Online.

May 16, 2016. First Nations Development Institute announced a grant to the Klamath Tribes’ Food Security Program to build a community kitchen.

April 4, 2016. The Karuk Tribe’s launch of the Sípnuuk Digital Library, Archives and Museum was highlighted in the Siskiyou Daily News.

sipnuuk storage baskets image with link to digital library homepage
Sípnuuk Digital Library.

March 28, 2016. The Klamath Basin Tribal Food Security Project was profiled in Civil Eats.