HOOPA VALLEY INDIAN RESERVATION

EPA Considers Mine in Hoopa for Superfund Cleanup

Sep 13, 2018
Natalya Estrada

Yellow tinted water flows out of a mine shaft located below a small stretch of Highway 96. It’s part of the discharge from the now defunct Copper Bluff Mine, which is on tribal land. Ken Norton, Hoopa Valley Tribal member and director for the Tribal Environmental Protection Agency, says that although the mine was shut down in 1964, chemicals are still flowing directly into the Trinity River.

“The discharge that comes out of the mine entrance has been evaluated for concentrations of selenium, cadmium, mercury, arsenic and high levels of acidity," Norton says. 

Brittany Britton Explores Cross-Sections of Cultures

May 28, 2018

Hupa multi-media artist and College of the Redwoods Art History educator, Brittany Britton talks about how living in Hoopa influences her art and how she addresses cross-sections of  gender and cultural identity. 


Native women aged 25 - 55 are the station's target audience because "nothing gets started or stopped without them." KIDE FM Hoopa Tribal Radio Station Manager, Joe Orozco talks about the importance of Tribally owned and operated community radio in remote, rural areas and the ways in which Hupa culture is cultivated through the station.