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It Takes A Village: Interview With The Tsurai Village Protectors

Descendants of the Native American Tsurai [Yurok] Village in Trinidad, no longer have to look at symbols that represent white settlement and the conquest of their ancestral lands. After a 12-day occupation of the memorial lighthouse in Trinidad, the lighthouse has been moved down the road and housed temporarily by the Seascape Restaurant. The Trinidad Civic Club owns the parcel …

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Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Moved Near SeaScape Restaurant

The Memorial Lighthouse in Trinidad has officially been moved from its original spot and is now being temporarily stored down by the pier near the Seascape Restaurant. The Trinidad Rancheria who owns the land, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Civic Club and the Yurok Tribe to temporarily store the lighthouse, in wake of a 12 day occupation to halt …

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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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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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