Thursday, December 7, 2023

Wailaki Cultural Burn at Southern Humboldt Community Park Planned for October 19

The following is a press release issued by Native Health, Native Hands:

A cultural burn near the Hoopa Reservation in Humboldt County last May [Image from the Native Health, Native Hands Facebook page]

The “ne-kut-konk-nshong” good fire on the ground, cultural burn at Southern Humboldt Community Park, is happening Thursday, October 19th.

This will be the first in a long-ling time culturally focused burn. We have the Kinest’e (Wailaki) people initiating the burn, along with a number of other Native people and groups. Local fire personnel and apparatus will also be present.

This cultural fire will be a five acre hillside, along the southern end of the Community Park.

We offer many thanks to all the people and organizations that have made this possible. This burn is the first of many more culturally relevant forest management projects planned for the ancestral homelands of the Kinest’e (Wailaki) people.

More information can be found on the Native Health in Native Hands Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/NativeHealthNativeHands

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