Protesters gather outside of Security National Servicing Corp on 5th Street in Eureka today protesting remarks by its president, Rob Arkley. [Photo by Karli Anagnost]
At approximately 4 p.m., a crowd of protesters massed on the sidewalk outside of Security National Servicing Corp on 5th Street in Eureka. Natives and non-natives gathered to challenge remarks made by Rob Arkley on KINS radio questioning the City of Eureka’s planned return of Indian Island to the Wiyot Tribe.
The Tribe and the city of Eureka have been in negotiations to return the rest of the island to the Wiyots. Arkley complained, ” I don’t get how they [the City Council] can take one of our assets and give it. So I’m going to be offering over the appraised value for the property.”