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Susan M. Masten


Yurok Tribe

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Yurok Tribe

190 Klamath Blvd

Klamath, California,95548

United States

Company Description

The Yurok Tribe Information Services Department is dedicated to providing the Tribal Government with the highest quality network available. We strive to make sure every department is able to communicate their thoughts and ideas, day in and day out. Whatever th...more

Background Information

Employment History


National Congress of American Indians


Indian Law Resource Center


Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations

Founder and Co-President


Board Member

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

Board Member



Mrs. Susan Masten

Chair of the Indian Law Resource Center's Board of Directors

Klamath River Early College of the Redwoods

Founder and Board Member

Native American Bank N.A



Oregon State University

AA degree

Charter High School

Web References(181 Total References)

Observations from the October Tribal Leaders Consultations | Staging - ILRC

indianlaw.org [cached]

Susan Masten, chairman of the Center's board, former chairman of the Yurok Tribe, and past President of NCAI, explained how the right to self-determination articulated in the Declaration is critical to her community's ability to protect its citizens from violence, particularly women and children.
Her reservation is located in California, a Public Law 280 state.

Conference for American Indian Women of Proud Nations > Presenters/Speakers

aiwpn.org [cached]

Susan Masten
Susan Masten Susan Masten Susan Masten (Yurok), the past Yurok Tribal Chairperson, resides in the heart of the scenic Redwood forested coast of Northern California. For 32 years, Susan Masten has advocated for the rights of Native People in her community and across the nation. Her life of public service began when she was elected one of the original Presidents of the Native American Student Association at Oregon State University. After graduation, she returned home to the Reservation and found herself on the front lines of the salmon wars, a battle to protect her people's natural resources, cultural identity, tradition and fishing rights. Susan Masten was instrumental in securing the Yurok's fishing allocation rights to the Klamath River Basin, which were reaffirmed in her uncle's U.S. Supreme Court case Mattz v. Arnet. Susan Masten served as President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 1999-2001 and served as the Yurok Tribal Chairperson from 1997-2003. NCAI is the country's oldest and largest Tribal membership based organization representing and advocating for Tribal Governments and the rights of Native People. Since NCAI's foundation over half a century ago, Susan Masten is only the second woman elected President. Prior to her NCAI Presidency, Susan Masten served as the NCAI First-Vice President from 1994 to 1996 and the NCAI Sacramento Area Vice President from 1992 to 1994. She served as the Marketing and Promotion Specialist for United Indian Development Association and was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to serve as a Yurok Transition Team Member to implement the Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Act, 1998-1991. As a member of the Transition Team, Susan Masten was instrumental in organizing the Yurok Tribe. She served on the Intertribal Monitoring Association on Indian Trust Funds; 1991-1999, served as Co-Chair for Department of the Interior Trust Reform Task Force in 2002, was the President of the Klamath Chamber of Commerce, Del Norte Democratic Central Committee Chair and elected Chair of the Klamath River Traditional Indian Fishers Committee. Since 1976, Susan Masten has annually served as the Mistress of Ceremonies at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, as well as a Festival Board Member. She has been selected "Outstanding Young Woman of American" Humboldt County's "Outstanding Citizen", Del Norte County's "Young Woman of the Year" and has been listed in numerous "Who's Who" publications. She is the Founder/Co-President of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN) a national Native Women's organization and a Founder/Board Member of Klamath River Early College of the Redwoods a Charter High School that provides students the opportunity to receive their AA degree with the High School Diploma. Most recently she served as the Vice President, for Union Bank of California with the Native Market Division. Susan Masten has provided testimony before Congress, given hundreds of speeches, workshops at both college and professional events, including topics such as Tribal Sovereignty, Resource Management, Co-Management and Environmental Justice. At home, Susan Masten is active in traditional Yurok practices including fishing on the Klamath River and caring for her family's basket collection and dance regalia. She lives with her husband, Leonard, and has a son, a daughter and is the proud grandmother of eight.

Native Americans: Yurok History and Culture

www.native-languages.org [cached]

Susan Masten, Yurok Tribe:

Planet Watch | Global Ganja Report

globalganjareport.com [cached]

The Yurok Tribe carried out similar raids last year, eradicating 15,000 plants, and intends to go on doing so every summer until growers leave the area, Yurok vice-chair Susan Masten said.
"We're not going to quit until there are zero plants growing on the reservation," she told the Times-Standard.

Tiller's Guide to Indian Country | Veronica Tiller

veronicatiller.com [cached]

- Susan Masten, Vice Chair, Yurok Tribe of California

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