Pikyáv (to fix it)
For centuries the Karuk fished, gathered food, and made medicine in the fertile watershed of the Klamath River. Contact with European Americans and their zeal for resource extraction nearly eliminated California native peoples, leaving only a handful of Karuk families on their land. Despite efforts to suppress them, Karuk traditions were carefully passed from one generation to the next. Today these traditions are hampered by governmental policies that rarely take into consideration the native view, or their historical role as land managers. As the Karuk people slowly return, the struggle to reclaim the physical and cultural landscape becomes their greatest challenge -- to heal the landscape as well as the people who call it their home.
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Pikyáv (to fix it): Crew & CreditsProduced and Directed by
Camera & Sound
April Conrad Gayle
Chook Chook Hillman
Opening recitation spoken by "Auntie" Violet Super with assistance from Jim Ferrara from "Tobacco Among The Karuk Indians of California", as originally spoken by Phoebe Maddux and recorded by J.P. Harrington. (Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.) 1932
Inspiration, Love, and Support
Robert & Sidney Knisel
Dale & Gloria Shostrum
R-lene & Gordon deLang
Edie Butler and Joan Berman
Humboldt State University Library Special Collections
Chris Peters, Seventh Generation Fund
Sandi Tripp, Karuk Department of Natural Resources
Karuk Tribe of California
(in order of appearance)
Thunder Bob, Chook Chook Hillman
And Charlie Tom's performance of "Coyote Gives Acorns and Salmon to Mankind"
Produced in Association with KQED Public Television.
C. Buried Star Productions
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