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Tribal Traditions: The Burning Battle (Part 2) – To The Point


The effects of cultural burning go beyond

catastrophic fires but directly affect the ecosystem.

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Wildfire outbreaks have been synonymous with drought in California, in Part 2 of “Tribal Traditions: The Burning Battle” climate adaptation series, Carley Gomez shows how it’s not just homes being lost, but entire ways of life.

The Karuk Tribe’s aboriginal land makes up about 1 million acres. As wildfires roar through the Siskiyou and Klamath National Forests, tribal members are witnessing different ways of life from what they learned through their


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