This week LA and a growing number of cities across the US celebrated their inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day, replacing Columbus Day. To celebrate we are sharing Joel Redman’s photos from the recent Guardians of the Forest trip to the Yurok.
The Yurok are California’s largest Native American tribe settled in the very far north of California. They have lived on their ancestral land long before the United States was formed and continue to protect their forest through engagement in the California carbon market. Their culture is linked to the river Klamath and the salmon that seasonally migrate through its waterways. They have fought long legal battles to retain their fishing rights and ensure the redwood forests on the banks of the River Klamath continue to flourish and play a vital role regulating our climate.