KIDE programming and outreach activities encourage a healthy quality of life. Look over the picture albums of some of the events sponsored in the community.
Annual Membership Dinner and Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Hoopa Community Association and several other community groups participate in the annual Membership Dinner and
and also a tree lighting ceremony.
YA'XOTCHI'XOLIK – (People Telling Stories)
YA'XOTCHI'XOLIK is the Hupa word for "People Telling Stories". Sponsored by KIDE, it has been different each year, shaped by those who come to share their stories and life experiences.
"Some people have taken their storytelling to a whole other level where they incorporate a song into a story...they tell a story for a little bit, then they fade into a song, then they come out of the song and fade into a story. It's a performance..." –Joseph Orozco
Klamath Trinity Fish Fair
The annual Fish Fair celebrates the life
of the Klamath and Trinity Rivers in an educational and community context. Begun in 2003 following the 2002 Klamath River
fish kill, in which an estimated 70,000 Chinook and Coho Salmon perished, this Fair and the associated Salmon Relay/Run
have grown into a broad, multi-cultural, inter-county event. This year’s Fair offered more venues. Each feeder
elementary school hosted their own Fish Fair activities. Each school had the option to include runners in the
Salmon Relay/Run as the Fish Baton carriers came near their schools. And this year the Hoopa Valley Tribal Forestry and
the Tribal Environmental Protection Agency expanded their presentations to Pooky’s Park. The community was welcomed to
all venues to learn about the importance of our river basin. KIDE was again on hand at the Hoopa Valley Elementary
School with a live two and half hour broadcast. We also co-hosted the Salmon Dinner entertainment. Actor Gary Farmer
of Pow-Wow Highway and other great film fame came to Hoopa with his band, Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers. They
performed at the Hoopa High School Cafeteria. Click on the title above to view some pictures from this year’s event.
Hoopa is a small village that faces many health and social issues. The Healing Breakfast opens dialogue between community members, because "Nothing Changes without People Talking". It has now become an annual community event. In the past, community members shared stories of how they overcame their personal difficulties such as alcohol or drug abuse. KIDE has taken the healing a step further to provide a workshop for Non-violent communications. The event takes place the first Saturday of November.
Ki'maw Medical Center Health Fair
This event is held by the Ki'maw Medical Center each year in Hoopa. The focus is on health issues of the local community. Guest speakers discuss health concerns and information booths provide written material for community members. There are prizes and lots of give-aways to help us understand the many issues involved with health and disease.
This is a yearly event in honor of the Hoopa Valley Tribe.