Yurok Tribe, Yurok Indian Housing Authority Purchase Trinidad Property

Yurok Tribe
Yurok Tribe

Press release from the Yurok Tribe: With funding from the Yurok Tribal Council, the Yurok Indian Housing Authority recently purchased a 3.05-acre property in Trinidad, where YIHA plans to construct up to five family homes. “The land acquisition and housing project are especially exciting. For the first time in more than a century, the Tribe owns land in Trinidad,” said Joseph L. James, the Chairman of the Yurok Tribe. “This project is part of our long-term plan to create new housing and well-paying jobs for our citizens in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties.” “The Trinidad parcel presents the ideal location for family homes. It is within walking distance of schools, a grocery store and transit services, not to mention restaurants and a multitude of employment opportunities,” said Nicole Sager, the YIHA’s Executive Director. “A beautiful stream flows through a redwood forest on the property too. We are going to keep the forest and creek in a natural state for families to enjoy.” “The Yurok people have lived in the Trinidad area since time immemorial,” said Sherri Provolt, the Yurok Tribal Council’s Orick District Representative. “With this acquisition, our people will always have a place near the Chue-rey Village. We are going to do everything possible to ensure this project is the first of many.” The Chue-rey Village, also spelled Tsurai, encompasses more than 65,000 acres in the Trinidad area. For millennia, the Yurok people enjoyed an affluent lifestyle in the Tribe’s southernmost village, due the natural harbor and […]

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