Endowment for Eco-Cultural Revitalization Fund

The Karuk Tribe continues to occupy its ancestral homelands, located in the Klamath River basin in northwestern California. Since time immemorial, Karuk people have remained steadfast in our commitment to this land and its resources.

Karuk People have survived an era of genocide, suppression of cultural management practices, and extraction-based management throughout our territorial landscapes. This has created many social, economic, and ecological disparities. The traditional ecological knowledge, practice and belief systems of the Karuk are at risk of loss. We have fought hard to maintain these systems, but it gets more difficult with each generation. There is a critical need to preserve our cultural identity, but to do this, we need to revitalize the indigenous stewardship practices and principles of our people. Future generations deserve better, and your investment can help to set them on the right path.

With the Endowment for Eco-Cultural Revitalization, we are working to fund our present and future efforts to transfer knowledge to our youth, change policies on land, water, fisheries and fire management, revitalize our cultural principles and practices and build sustainable capacities for current and future generations. A healthy endowment will allow us to move away from dependency on grants and extraction-based forest management systems.

If protecting communities from wildfire is something you support, we do that. If preserving indigenous culture is your forte, that is who we are. If educating youth is near and dear to your heart, it is close to ours too. If you believe that climate change is the great problem of our age, we are right there with you. If innovative approaches to looking at the world from a socio-ecological perspective are what you care about, our values align, and we can co-invest to improve lives, maintain biodiversity and put people back in touch with nature.

We challenge every one of you to help us sustain our vital work towards eco-cultural revitalization. Small monthly donations will help dent our $500,000 goal. Subscribe to the Eco-Cultural Revitalization Newsletter, share information with your friends and family and help us, help you, help the natural world.


Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources
Orleans, CA

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