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Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse To Be Moved & Temporarily Housed Following MOU Signing

Protectors who have been camped out at Trinidad’s Memorial Lighthouse for the past 12 days, packed up their belongings this evening following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by the Civic Club, the Trinidad Rancheria and the Yurok Tribe. People have been sitting on top of the lighthouse and have halted construction to move the lighthouse 22-feet. Read More: Protestors …

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Trinidad Lighthouse Protest: Stakeholders To Release Joint Statement

Protestors have now been camped out at Trinidad’s Memorial Lighthouse for over a week and have halted the Civic Club’s project to move their replica lighthouse 22-feet. The Civic Club and local tribal councils are currently in the process of drafting an agreement. A geology report was submitted to the Civic Club and the City of Trinidad back in July, outlining …

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Civic Club Decisions Spark Tribal Feud

“We have been pointing out that the ground there has been moving for many years and they have been trying to hide that and ignoring our concerns. Now they need this emergency move because it is failing around the lighthouse? We’ve been telling them that all along.”- Axel Lindgren III. For the past three days descendants of the Tsurai Yurok …

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Protestors Occupy Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Mid Construction

Day 1 About 25 protestors stood in front of the lighthouse along the street with signs. Although they did not organize the protest themselves, the Lindgren family were among the protestors. The Lindgren’s are descendants of the Tsurai village and have been a major force in preserving the Tsurai ancestral lands–battles with the city spanning over a decade as well …

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Historic Preservation: The Struggle of A Yurok Tribe

“The Civic Club built their replica lighthouse inside our village. Our cemetery is still located nearby. Please take a moment to think about this fact. The Civic Club built a memorial on top of a Yurok cemetery. They sold spaces on the retaining wall they built, so people could put their names up when they are buried at sea. They …

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