Notice of Primary Election
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: that on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, the Karuk Tribe will conduct a Primary Election. Candidate packets will be available at Tribal Administrative offices in Happy Camp, Yreka, and Orleans on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015.
Polling places will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM at the following locations:
Happy Camp: Multi-Purpose Room (Old Gym), 64236 Second Avenue;
Yreka: Health Clinic Conference Room, 1519 South Oregon Street; and
Orleans: Community Center, 39051 Highway 96.
TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE: you must be an enrolled member of the Karuk Tribe, who is eighteen years old, and has registered with the Karuk Voter’s Registration Office (you may register to vote before the election).
SUBJECT MATTER OF ELECTION:
Chairperson (Paid Position) TERM: November 2015-November 2019
Secretary/Treasurer (Stipend) TERM: November 2015-November 2019
ABSENTEE BALLOTS: Requests for absentee ballots must be submitted in writing with a current return address and must be received no later than Tuesday, July 21st, 2015.
All requests for absentee ballots must contain the requestor’s signature and the requestor’s identity must be verified by one of the following three methods:
- by a notary public; or
- by two eligible voters of the Karuk Tribe; or
- by providing a copy of a State, Federal, or Tribal ID card with a signature.
It is highly recommended that absentee ballot requests be received by the Voter’s Registration Office in a timely manner for those members who live outside the Aboriginal Territory due to the amount of time it takes for the mail to reach Happy Camp.
Send Absentee Ballot Request to:
Karuk Voters Registration Office
PO Box 815
Happy Camp, CA 96039
CANDIDATES: Candidate packets will be available on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 8:00am. Candidate packets and the $50.00 fee will be due back to the Karuk Election Committee by Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 5pm.
For more information we encourage you to call the Voter’s Registration Office at: (800) 50-KARUK Ext. 2039 or Election Committee Chairperson at (530) 493-1600.
P R E S S R E L E A S E
For Immediate Release: January 30, 2015
For more information: Leaf Hillman, Director of Natural Resources, 530.627.3446
KARUK CEREMONIAL SITE LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Tishawnik Ceremonial Grounds near Orleans, CA Recognized as Historically Significant Area by National Park Service
Happy Camp, CA – Today the National Park Service announced added the Tishawnik Ceremonial Grounds, located just south of Orleans, California, to the National Register of Historic Places (National Register).
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.
Tishawnik is one of three locations where the annual Karuk World Renewal Ceremony or Pikyávish, has been celebrated since time immemorial. According to Karuk Tribal Chairman Russell ‘Buster’ Attebery, “Karuk People have been conducting these ceremonies and performing our sacred ceremonial dances at Tishawnik since the beginning of time. Today’s announcement helps ensure that these sacred ceremonies and dances will continue to be held here until the end of time.”
Tishawnik is located along the thinly populated middle reaches of the Klamath River in northern California and has been used since time immemorial by the Karuk Tribe, as well as visiting neighbors, the Yurok and Hupa Tribes. These ceremonies and ceremonial dances are still performed at this site each year.
In recent years, the area has been threatened by development, mining activity, and illegal marijuana growers. The Tribe hopes that recognition by the National Park Service will help protect this important cultural resource.
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