Blue Lake Rancheria

About Blue Lake Rancheria

The Blue Lake Rancheria is a federally recognized Native American tribe in northwestern California, near the cities of Eureka and Arcata, five miles inland from the Pacific Coast, along California Highway 299.

Within the aboriginal territory of the Wiyot people, the Blue Lake Rancheria was founded in 1908 as a ‘refuge for homeless Indians.’ The Tribe was terminated in 1958, and then reinstated to federal recognition status in 1983. Since then, the Tribe has made a concerted effort to rebuild.

Today, the Tribe has 100 acres of land in trust and thriving economic enterprises that support hundreds of local jobs, government operations and programs, economic diversification, resilience and sustainability efforts, environmental protection, and a wide array of social services.


Environmental Analyst Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 Blue Lake, CA
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Pathmaker Mentor

May 2019 Blue Lake, CA
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