Cutcha Risling Baldy on the Power of The Flower Dance

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy , writer, blogger and educator. Dr. Risling Baldy is Hupa, Yurok and Karuk and an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Northern California. She is a professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State. Dr. Risling Baldy's first book, We Are Dancing For You: Native Feminisms and the Revitalization of Women's Coming-Of-Age Ceremonies uses a framework of Native Feminisms to locate revitalization within a broad context of decolonizing praxis and considers how this renaissance of women's coming-of-age ceremonies confounds ethnographic depictions of Native women; challenges anthropological theories about menstruation, gender, and coming-of-age; and addresses gender inequality and gender violence within Native communities.

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 "We can all contribute to something greater than ourselves. Ceremony is bigger than the individuals and has its own spirit." Lyn Risling is a painter, illustrator, educator and author of the new book Coyote At The Big Time, which takes young readers to a Native California Big Time, with Coyote as their guide. Lyn Risling’s beautiful illustrations depict the diversity of traditions that continue to thrive throughout the state.


The Connection HPRC

Jun 22, 2018
Danielle Orr

Mary Ellen Jerkavich, Director of the Humboldt Patient Resource Center joined Danielle Orr on the KHSU Magazine discuss Cannibis, patient care and The Connection HPRC, which opened in April 2018 in support of community events, free and paid classes, community education, and more!


The public is invited to attend KHSU's Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) 166 (see map below), on the campus of Humboldt State University. The room change was made to accommodate the anticipated attendance of concerned KHSU volunteers and community members.

HSU Robotics Camp!

Jun 22, 2018
Danielle Orr

HSU Robotics Camp 2018,  a hands-on, activity-based program, designed to inspire and foster student's interest in STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Our camp introduces incoming 7th 8th and 9th graders to various disciplines through fun, age-appropriate activities. June 25th registrations are happening until 11:59pm Sunday night, June 24th- you must pre-register your child! Ja'toi Moore, Early Outreach Events Coordinator and David Marshall, HSU Lecturer in Math and Science talk to Danielle Orr on the KHSU Magazine about Robot Camp.


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Joe Tyburczy is a marine ecologist with the California Sea Grant Extension who is studying the effects of eelgrass on ocean acidification. Joe and his colleagues are examining eelgrass’s role in reversing the effects of ocean acidification, which disrupts the ability to form shells in juvenile oysters and other marine life. 


Host Lorna Bryant recently held Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat for an exploration of music in honor of Black Music Month. Local vocalist, Paula Jones, and musician, Lettie Dyer, explore various genres of music where African Americans have made an impact.


North Coast Journal

More than a year after the murder of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson, a man--Kyle Zoellner--accused but ultimately not charged with the crime, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Arcata. Zoellner alleges that police and city officials violated his civil rights. 

Undocumented Arcata Mother Comes Home

Jun 19, 2018
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Arcata mother of four, Claudia Portillo was granted release on a $12,000 bond after spending seven months in an immigration detention in the Bay Area. According to True North Organizing Network, communities in both Humboldt and Del Norte Counties advocated for Portillo's release and are arranging to pay the bond. 

What is the mental health prevention and early intervention impact of two culturally specific practices - the Stick Game and Flower Dance?

Virgil Moorehead from Two Feathers Native American Family Services and Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State are collaborating to study the impact of cultural practices and ceremony and to rethink Native American Mental Health.


Gail McDowell discusses snorkeling through northern California water systems, and how this has inspired her latest installation “The Call of Roots and Water” at Eureka’s Black Faun Gallery through June 30. Also on Artwaves, Jeff DeMark talks about 25 years of his ever-evolving “Writing My Way Out of Adolescence,” which he’ll perform Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m. in the Pierson Big Hammer Tent at Dell’Arte International 28th annual Mad River Festival in Blue Lake.


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