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Chah-pekw O’ Ket’-toh (Stone Lagoon) Visitor Center Reopens 

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The Yurok Tribe reopened Chah-pekw O' Ket'-toh (Stone Lagoon) Visitor Center April 7. It is the first state-owned visitor center to be operated by a tribal government in California.
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(From left) Yurok Tribal Councilmember Mindy Natt, Tribal Chair Joseph James, Walt Lara, Yurok Tribal Councilmember Sherri Provolt and California State Parks North Coast Redwoods District Superintendent Victor Bjelajac cut the ribbon to formally reopen Stone Lagoon Visitor Center under Yurok tribal management. 
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Yurok Tribal Chair Joseph James stands next to California State Parks North Coast Redwoods District Superintendent Victor Bjelajac as the two celebrate the historic partnership between the Yurok Tribe and California State Parks.
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A crowd of community members, tribal leaders and state officials listen to Yurok Tribal Chair Joseph James give a speech at the Stone Lagoon Visitor Center reopening.
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Chris Peters cuts and skewers salmon to be cooked over a fire pit next to the lagoon. 
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Attendees of the April 7 ceremony took to the lagoon in a traditional canoe. 
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The Yurok Tribe reopened Chah-pekw O' Ket'-toh (Stone Lagoon) Visitor Center April 7. It is the first state-owned visitor center to be operated by a tribal government in California.

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