Sue-meg Village is a recreated traditional Yurok Village comprised of redwood split-plank structures, engineered with amazing Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). Built by and for Indigenous People of the North Coast, Sue-meg Village provides and active space for cultural revitalization and healing.
During this unique 1-hour tour, students will explore Sue-meg Village guided by State Park Interpreter, and Yurok Tribal descendent, Maiya. Interpreter Maiya will take you on a tour of a re-created traditional Yurok village. Through life experience and stories that have been passed down for thousands of years, Maiya will help inspire the students to explore more about who’s land they are on here in the North Coast. With conversations that touch on sensitive subjects regarding recent and often violent treatment and displacement of Indigenous ancestors, we will show that Yurok people are still here and their culture has persevered! During this field trip, students will learn that Yurok culture consists of much more than just houses, tools, and language. Yurok cultural is a relationship between people and places, and threads together community, stewardship and world renewal.
This field trip will be hosted entirely outdoors, with some opportunities to sit under covered shelter if necessary. All attendees should be prepared for short trail walks through the park in potentially foggy and rainy conditions.
Field Trip tours typically take 1-hour to complete. This field trip can accommodate one class with a maximum of 40 students (40 students per tour). If your school group is larger, we will divide the students and provide two tours. The required adult to student ratio is 1:5.
If you have any questions regarding this field trip offering, please contact Ryan.Spencer@parks.ca.gov and Maiya.Rainer@parks.ca.gov .