County supports Hoopa Valley Tribe's seat on board

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California is getting support in its bid to join a county association board.

In December, the Humboldt County Association of Governments board of directors deadlocked 4-4 on allowing the tribe to join. Some questioned whether the tribe had a right to be involved and whether other tribes would have to be admitted.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has now voted to support the tribe. The county is sending a letter to the association, urging the board to vote again on the issue.

A special state law includes specific language qualifying the tribe to join the association.

Get the Story:
Supes weigh in on HCAOG representation issue (The Eureka Repoter 1/17)

Relevant Links:
Hoopa Valley Tribe - http://www.hoopa-nsn.gov

Related Stories:
Hoopa Valley Tribe denied seat on county board (12/15)