Russell (Buster) Attebery is the Tribal Chairman of the Karuk Tribe since 2011. He is the Northern California Tribal Chairmens Association's representative to the CA Chairs. He graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received a lifetime Clear Teaching Credential from Humboldt State University through the Indian Teacher Education Program. He worked for Redding School District and the Siskiyou County School District.