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Welcome to the Wiyot Tribe!
Wiyot people have lived in the Humboldt Bay region for thousands of years. The North Coast of California is rich with abundant terrestrial, riverine, estuarine, and marine resources. Wiyot people lived in permanent villages along the waterways which also served as travel and trade routes. Seasonal camps were made on the tribal lands and prairies, and mountainous regions provided berries, acorns, pine nuts, wild game, and basketry materials. Wiyot people actively managed their resources, burning for open grasslands, cultivating edible bulbs, and following strict hunting and fishing protocols.
Click on image for a link to Yes on 48 website: voteyes48.com
Please vote YES on prop 48. A YES vote upholds the North Fork/Wiyot compacts passed by the State Legislature and signed by the governor. The compact works to protect the environment and provide economic development for both Tribes and their surrounding communities.
The opposition is headed by a supposedly anti-gaming group receiving millions of dollars from established casinos and Wall Street hedge funds wishing to avoid competition.
Pictured below are the dancers from the Brush Dance Demonstration that happened at the Elders Gathering July 25th, 2009 at Betmet. All the girls are in traditional regalia for this ceremony.
Wiyot Tribe's Community Calendar
For more information pertaining to the Wiyot Tribe's calendar of events, please call the Tribal Office at 707-733-5055.