It's an RV life for Yurok kids on the California coast


Joel Redman

Our series on evocative travel images continues with Joel Redman’s shot of Native American children after a fishing adventure

It was eerily quiet and we woke to a dense fog. Creeping out of our tents, we stretched and surveyed the port where we had arrived the previous night. We were at the mouth of the Klamath River to meet Yurok fishers Johnny and Bob Jackson, and their friend James Gist.

My two companions and I had spent the past few days with members of the Yurok, California’s largest Native American tribe. We’d been invited to spend time at their traditional White Deerskin Dance – a real honour – having spent a year liaising with tribal elders, and talking about the work we had been doing through the indigenous-led charity If Not Us Then Who?

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