Indians Table of Contents
James Albert Waddell, Karuk Tribal
member, has documented Loggers Life, local art and history, Happy Camp
history, Mule Packer, Gold Miners, Miners vs Indians, betrayed Soldiers, George
Gibbs journal info, more. Waddell has also contributed extensively to KBC
detailing tribal leader corruption.
Water Resources Development Act Includes Several Key
Provisions for Indian Country, US Senate Committee
on Indian Affairs 12/10/16, "Congress
has been very busy accommodating Indian Tribes this
session. Here's an "index" of bills nearing Obama's
call made on the Williamson, H&N
users in the upper Klamath Basin have received shutoff
notices for surface water use after the Klamath Tribes
called on their water rights earlier this month....Water
users along the Williamson and its tributaries, as well
as the Klamath Marsh, received notices directing them to
cease stock and domestic use of surface water until
February...this should only affect those diverting water
from streams and rivers and said wells, which depend on
ground water, are not affected."
tribes protest swan lake pumped storage (Klamath)
Tribes protest Swan Lake pumped storage
Hydroelectric project, H&N 11/1/16. "The
Swan Lake North project, located on the Jespersen Ranch,
would take five years to build and create about 170
local construction jobs, proponents say. As many as
3,000 direct and related jobs could be created under the
operational, 11 workers will run the site, with 24
support jobs...use of explosives during construction
could panic wildlife, the protest letter said."
KBC NOTE: If the tribes oppose this hydroelectric
project because it could panic wildlife during
construction, what do they think happens to wildlife in
the massive wilderness areas they support, with mandates
to allow hundreds of thousands of acres to burn up
bambies, spotted owls, eagles, bunnies, rare frogs, old
growth trees, butterflies , scenic areas...?
New Website: "This West Is OUR West" -
www.thiswestisourwest.com. From a founder: "a
recently launched website intended to offer a space
where each of our Western States can post our issues and
information, so that we can watch trends federalizing
our states, watch for patterns of federal overreaching
on water, land, dams, forests...just about all of our
major resources within our states. Particularly, we are
watching the spread of tribal jurisdiction over
non-tribal persons and lands, the confiscation of
waters, and the planned takeover of our national
Fulfilling the Promise of The Tribal Forest
Protection Act of 2004 Volume I, An Analysis
by the Intertribal Timber Council in
Collaboration with USDA Forest Service and
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Intertribal Timber
Counsel April 2013. NOTE: When you agree
to give land to tribes that they previously
sold, once they have a land base, they can
control adjacent land, "Under the TFPA, the
Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior are
authorized to enter into agreements or
contracts, pursuant to tribal proposals to
address hazardous conditions on Forest Service
(FS) or Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
administered lands that border on or are
adjacent to tribal trust lands or resources."
Tribal Forest Protection Act Success Stories
Upper Klamath Basin Nonpoint Source Pollution Assessment
and Management Program Plan; Klamath Tribal Water
Quality Consortium, Aug 16, 2016, Comments WERE due
Sept 18, 2016. Who knew about this plan to eradicate
agriculture and all the dams in the Klamath River Basin?
received and posted to KBC 9/20/16. KBC NOTE:
Participants are 6 tribes (including
federal and state agencies,
Trout Unlimited, The Nature
Rangeland Trust, California Coastal Conservancy,
State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards, and
dozens more; most of the agencies, tribes and
environmental groups are "stakeholders" in the
Klamath Basin dam-removal
agreements. "Given the large volumes of
water in the Klamath Basin, very large wetlands (on the
order of thousands of acres or tens of thousands of
acres) would be necessary to have basin-scale effect...",
they want to get rid of "... water rights, water
availability, and landowner willingness issues...", "
TNC recently acquired approximately 4,000 acres adjacent
to Agency Lake Ranch and Barnes Ranch which it is in the
process of restoring back to wetlands",
by the way, evaporates nearly 2ce the amount of water
used by irrigated agriculture, "The Upper Klamath
Basin Comprehensive Agreement...calls for inflows to
Upper Klamath Lake to be increased by 30,000 acre-feet
per year to be achieved by reducing the net consumptive
use of water for irrigated agriculture," Roads that are
no longer necessary would be considered for ...
removal,"..."The Consortium supports reduced irrigation
and improved grazing management as a method to reduce
irrigation demand," "Once plans are developed for how to
remove the dams and appropriate permits are obtained,
the dams should be removed. The KHSA targets 2020 as the
year in which dam removal would occur."
Comments on the Klamath Tribal Water Quality Consortium
by Siskiyou County Water Users Association Rex
Cozzalio, received by KBC News 9/20/16
Energy Bill’s Hidden Provisions Undermine Western and
Rural U.S. Property Owners, Western States
Constitutional Rights LLC, posted 9/18/16. "Senate
Bill S. 2012 (Murkowski, AK) has secretly swallowed up
S. 3085 (Roberts,KS) - a Forestry Management Bill that
transfers management of any national forest within 100
miles of a tribal reservation, or to any tribe with
ancestral or cultural ties to a national forest. This
will give tribal governments: 1) control of all water
(snowpack mountain run-off); and 2) let tribal
governments determine appropriate uses of the national
forests regarding hunting, fishing, trail-hiking,
recreating by non-tribal citizens. When strong
opposition emerged opposing numerous forestry management
bills in the Senate and House that were transferring
forestry management to tribal governments, Senators and
Congressmen played "hide the ball" quickly last week by
tucking this egregious Tribal Forestry Management
provision into an Energy Bill that is close to a vote -
perhaps this week or next. Call your Senators and
Congressmen and raise holy hell. This could easily
transfer national forestry management to tribes for
every national forest in the Western States."
of Sprague River wells shut down by Klamath Tribal call
on irrigation water, Senator Doug Whitsett 7/28/16.
Pollution Protest - (Tribal) Teens march for
better water quality, H&N 7/19/16. "Nearly
two dozen teens, who are attending a
weeklong Next Generation Climate Justice
Action Camp near Ashland, marched in front
of the Klamath County government building
shouting a call-and-response chant, “When
the river is under attack, what do we do?
Stand up and fight back!”.."
shutoffs start in upper Basin, Klamath Tribes made the
call, Wood River could be next, H&N,
Tribe Sues Federal Government over Inadequate Protections
for Juvenile Salmon, Hoopa Valley Tribe PRESS RELEASE,
Yurok Tribe pulls out of Klamath River agreement,
The Triplicate, posted to KBC 9/19/15. KBC
NOTE: Environmental activist/current
Karuk Tribe spokesman, has stated to a meeting
of all the tribes and environmental groups
in this video, "we worked with the Klamath
Project irrigators, the enemies of the tribes
since those guys showed up; we did work out a
water sharing agreement. ...We did not solve all
the problems in the Klamath Basin with these
agreements. We did not get rid of all the
farmers, we did not rebuild all the wetlands,
but we do pull off the biggest dam removal in
the history of the world...and if we're still
gonna deal with water quality issues at Keno, at
the end of the day, I can guarantee the Karuk
Tribe and Craig Tucker will be in the front seat
dealing with that next." (KBC NOTE: that
refers to destroying the Keno Dam, which
provides water to the Klamath Project
Pit River chairman upset by pot raid.
Calls actions a
‘serious assault to the tribe’s right to
followed by Pit River Tribe asserts
group is following law. H&N
volume of marijuana that the XL facility alone
was capable of producing, estimated at
40,000-60,000 plants, far exceeds any prior
known commercial marijuana grow operation
anywhere within the 34-county Eastern
Horse trek: Tribal members make case at
ride to Salem illustrates dissatisfaction
with water pact,
H&N 6/27/15. "After
riding horses on and off for about 250 miles
from Chiloquin to the state capitol, tribal
members and allies demanded their voices be
heard on Wednesday. Protesters said they are
speaking out against the
Restoration Agreements (KBRA), Senate
Klamath Tribes members to protest (Klamath
Agreements) at the state capitol.
Group of four
rides 250 miles on horseback to visit Gov.
Brown, H&N 6/24/15.
to take this ride to put a lot of the (Klamath)
tribal politics in the spotlight,” Bettles said,
explaining that he does not believe the Klamath
Tribes’ tribal council is accurately
representing what members want in the Klamath
water settlement package."
Klamath Tribal Chairman letter and map of
proposed 99,745 acre land gift of the Winema
National Forest, June 3, 2015. KBC NOTE:
This is former reservation land that the tribes
sold, and voted to sell.
Tribal members speak out against settlement;
says land deal is too small, H&N 6/5/15
Land for Klamath Tribes identified.
Klamath Tribes, Forest Service agree on
parcel to replace loss of forest,
water the reason Klamath Project was
built by Dan Keppen, former KWUA
director, H&N 12/15/03. "The
community should be assured that any
sort of proposed settlement can never be
implemented without congressional
action, which will require a great
degree of local and regional support.
There is simply no chance of a "secret
deal" being cut on this matter."
regarding Tribes, Klamath Water Users,
Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust, and DOI:
2003-2007, closed-door meetings
where the Klamath Tribes want 690,000
acres of the Winema/Fremont National
Forest returned to them again.
TOUR HOSTED BY THE KLAMATH TRIBES
This is a complete transcript
taken from videotape. This day-long tour
was conducted October 17, 2003 for the
purpose of showing to local farmers,
ranchers, businessmen, and the Klamath
County Commissioners, tribal biology and
the proposed forest land acquisition.
Some of the topics include sucker
habitat, tribal traditions, thinning
brush, deer-take practices, power
plants, gentlemen farmers, and
termination. Some of the topics include
sucker habitat, tribal traditions,
thinning brush, deer-take practices,
power plants, gentlemen farmers, and
Keno April 24, 2015.
Tribes make call for water. Water shutoffs could
begin as early as next week, H&N 4/24/15.
Tribes Chairman Don Gentry said the calls were
made to elevate water levels to instream flows
agreed upon by stakeholders in the (UKBCA) Upper
Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement... "
(KBC Note: UKBCA is the latest component of
the controversial KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration
Agreement which calls for destruction of 4
hydro-electric Klamath River dams providing
power to 70,000 households, permanent retiring
of private water rights and downsizing
agriculture, land gift to the Klamath Tribes,
planting endangered fish into the warm waters of
Klamath Lake, etc.)
(Klamath) Tribes upset with timber land
company buys land, including Mazama Forest,
Singapore-based company purchased 197,000
acres of land in Klamath and Deschutes
counties this week, including the
90,000-acre Mazama Forest, which was
promised to the Klamath Tribes in the
Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement...Earlier
attempts to reacquire Reservation lands that
had been converted to national forest land
met with intense opposition...”
Tribes to talk water accord, dispute notice;
meetings allow members to voice opinions on
Additional water releases for Klamath River,
fear salmon die-off;
Jewell meets with tribe over water shortages,
Redding Record Searchlight 8/13/14
Video, and transcribed quotes from Klamath
In the Balance,
discuss dam removal process on Klamath
The stated purpose was to bring all the
conflicting Indian Tribes and environmental
groups together with the common goal of
destroying the Klamath River Dams.
Green Corps trained activist, a founder of
Klamath Riverkeeper, and negotiator for the
Karuk Tribe as voting stakeholder on the
KBRA, Craig Tucker: "we worked with the
Klamath Project irrigators, the enemies of
the tribes since those guys showed up; we
did work out a water sharing agreement.
...We did not solve all the problems in the
Klamath Basin with these agreements. We did
not get rid of all the farmers,
we did not
rebuild all the wetlands,
but we do pull off the biggest dam removal
in the history of the world...and if we're
still gonna deal with water quality issues
at Keno, at the end of the day, I can
guarantee the Karuk Tribe and Craig Tucker
will be in the front seat dealing with that
next." (KBC NOTE: that refers to
destroying the Keno Dam, which provides
water to the Klamath Project irrigators).
KBC NEWS reminder: In the KBRA: hydro
dam destruction is permanent. Destruction of
fish hatcheries is permanent. $45 million
plus land gift to the Klamath Tribes is
permanent. Downsizing agriculture is
permanent. Mandate of no water storage may
be used by irrigators is permanent. However
any benefits to the farmers in the KBRA end
in 50 years, but, as detailed in this video,
any benefits are superseded by the ESA,
Clean Water Act and Biological Opinions.
|Klamath Tribes of Oregon PRESS RELEASE:
Threats against Klamath Tribal Council by
Klamath Tribal membership, 5/16/14
(regarding Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive
Tribal members demand a new vote,
H&N, posted to KBC 4/15/14.
Klamath Tribes approve water pact, H&N,
posted to KBC 4/15/14. "A $40 million
economic development package for the
Tribes...the Tribes also would receive $1
million a year for five years from DOI to
care for tribal transition needs this year."
Complexity frustrates some Tribe
vote due by Wednesday, H&N 4/8/14.
Tribe seeks protection for refuges; Modoc
Nation members want to halt water removal,
H&N, posted to KBC 3/16/14.
“The Modoc Nation respectfully requests the
U.S. Congress, Department of the Interior,
the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife stop all pumping and
irrigating off the sacred water in this
KBC NOTE: The Modoc Tribe, recently
branched off from the Klamath Tribe in 2010.
The Klamath Tribe in the KBRA agreed with
the Congressional right of irrigators to
farm the FWS refuge leases. The Modoc Tribe
requests all water to be used for their
sacred endangered suckers.
FWS has built two islands in these refuges
which are successfully attracting fish
parasites, Caspian Terns, which eat baby
fish and keep the species endangered.
Racism and Land Theft, Oregon-Style, by
Erika Bentsen, posted to KBC
8/28/13. "What does this mean to the future of Klamath
County? Are tribal members going to be the only ones allowed to
own land? Now that irrigation is taken out of production,
property values are plummeting. But only tribal members will be
compensated; all others will be bankrupted. Who gets the land
next? Will the tribes buy it for pennies on the dollar? Then
what? Will the water in the rivers no longer be called, like it
was before the tribes sold the reservation?"
Klamath Water Crisis, by
Dani Nichols, posted to KBC 7/22/13. "...Here
are the basics: the Klamath Tribes and the environmental activists have
teamed up to starve farmers and ranchers out of the Klamath Basin, because
of the lives of the supposedly endangered sucker fish in Upper Klamath Lake,
and the Coho Salmon of the Klamath River. Because the tribes have been in
the Klamath Basin since “time immemorial”, a judge recently ruled that their
water rights supersede those of the Klamath County Agriculturalists. What
are the tribes doing with these newfound rights? Turning off water to
agriculture, the main industry of Klamath County (plus a threat to refuse
multi-use water to Crater Lake National Park, the only National Park in
Oregon and a revenue generator of more than $30 million for Klamath county
and the surrounding area last year) and letting thousands of gallons of
economic and cultural force drain to the ocean instead..."
Klamath Tribes and federal government put out historic call for water rights
in drought-stricken Klamath Basin, Oregonian, posted to KBC 6/12/13.
"The Klamath Tribes and the
federal government called their water rights in southern
Oregon's Klamath Basin for
the first time Monday, likely cutting off irrigation water to hundreds of
cattle ranchers and farmers in the upper basin this summer...Some
300 to 400 irrigators – and 70,000 to 100,000 cattle – could be impacted,
upper basin water groups estimated. State officials said shut offs could
begin as soon as Wednesday, and would be calibrated throughout the summer as
river flows and weather dictate."
KBC NOTE: Some quotes in above article are by
Becky Hyde, former board member of
founder and president is Martin Goebel.
Goebel was director of
World Wildlife Fund,
which is partner of
George Soros and Ford Foundation.
Goebel is Trustee for
Summit Charitable Foundation owned by Roger Sant. The company in a five
year span granted Sustainable NW $342,875.
funds come from Sant's company AES, worldwide developer of
power in 29 countries, power
coal to gas to renewables such as wind, hydro and biomass."
Hyde is at the closed-door KBRA negotiation table. The KBRA would destroy 4
hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River and fish hatchery producing millions
of salmon, give land to the Klamath Tribes, put full support behind the
Endangered Species Act, downsize agriculture by 25% or more, and give new
water rights to bird refuges, along with planting endangered fish in warm
shallow Klamath Lake and mandating their success.
Tribes and feds exercise water rights, Sacramento Bee 6/10/13.
"Tens of thousands of acres in Oregon's drought-stricken Klamath Basin
will have to go without irrigation water this summer after the Klamath
Tribes and the federal government exercised for the first time newly
confirmed powers that put the tribes in the driver's seat over the use of
Rat poison left outside illegal pot
plantations threatens spotted owls: "The
(Hoopa)tribe has received a $200,000 grant from Fish and Wildlife ... to
cleaning up as many as five pot plantations identified on the reservation"
Tribal Council Organizing a Force to Help Protect Reservation Lands and People, 2 Rivers Tribune, posted to KBC 12/14/12. "Hoopa Tribal Police, with the help of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and several other agencies, shut down an illegal marijuana plantation with over 26,000 plants in the Mill Creek drainage area of the Hoopa Valley Reservation...Hoopa wildlife researchers were counting Pacific fishers in the Mill Creek watershed, when they discovered a 2,000 plant marijuana plantation. Hundreds of gallons of banned rat poisons and other chemicals were also found there."
protest state decision on Klamath dams and want owner to comply with Clean
Water Act, Sac Bee 7/20/12.
Cannery on Yurok Reservation Planned:
Funding Campaign, Indybay, posted to
Photos sent to
KBC of Yurok Tribe netting salmon at the mouth of the Klamath
"How are the Salmon supposed to get
passed the Yurok tribe to get to Klamath
in the first place?"
Tribal group conducts restoration projects, gets on-the-job training, H&N 1/26/12. "The project at the Sycan Marsh is a partnership between the Forest Warriors; the Nature Conservancy, which manages a 30,000-acre preserve there; and Lomakatsi Restoration Project, an Ashland nonprofit that develops and oversees restoration projects...was founded with a nearly $1.5 million federal stimulus grant"
River Access on Reservation Denied
(by Hoopas to non tribal
people), Two Rivers Tribune
“The reservation has always been
open access for fishing as far back
as I can remember,” Duggan said.
“There’s people who have been
fishing down there since the ‘40s.
We’ve got people that come from all
over the state and some from out of
state to fish for steelhead.”
Karuk Eco-Cultural Resources Management Plan, including map of their ancestral land, posted to KBC 12/7/11
Oregon Set to Enact Strict, New Water Quality Standards to Satisfy EPA, Tribes,
Marten Law 8/23/11.
"The new standard for fish consumption is 10 times higher than the previous one, and assumes Oregonians will eat 23 eight-ounce meals of Oregon caught fish per month. That rate of consumption translates into dramatically lower permissible discharge levels for 106 pollutants...which in turn could dramatically increase treatment costs for municipal sewage treatment, agriculture, and many manufacturing industries, including paper mills at a time when those industries are already struggling."
No salmon above Klamath River stateline, by James
Waddell, Karuk People tribal member 4/14/11. From A. L.
Kroeber’s “HANDBOOK OF THE INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA” “The
salmon are said not to run into the Klamath Lake or above,
and streams are much smaller and standing bodies of water
infinitely more important than in the northwest. …”
Yurok Tribe seeks input on draft legislation; plan seeks
transfer of federal land to tribe's control,
Times-Standard 3/26/11. "The
proposed transfer of Redwood National Park and Six
Rivers National Forest lands was first publicized in
Tribe Doubles Land Base, North Coast Journal, posted to
Letter to veterans officer by Karuk Tribal member and U.S. veteran James Waddell, posted to KBC 3/2/11. Waddell is being denied veteran services.
Where have all the fish gone?
California's Hupa tribe wars over fish, High Country
News, posted to KBC 2/5/11.
stretch of the river -- known simply as "the Gorge" -- was
packed with nets last summer, Pole recalls. "I was dodging
nets," he says. "You could actually come down here and see
the fish stacked up" trying to get through...(Hupu
Indian Pole is)
critical of Hupas who sell fish to outsiders when many tribe
members can't get salmon themselves. "You have to feed your
Fisheries director, Orcutt already makes close to $100,000 a
year. In 2009, Orcutt, his brother, Kevin, and his wife,
Vivienna, sold more than 800 fish to Wild Planet, for about
$32,000. Last year, the family made $19,000 selling fish to
the company -- accounting for more than half the fish that
Hupa tribe members sold to it."
Clamor Along The
Klamath, Sports Illustrated Si Vault, 6/4/79. "Del Norte County Sheriff
Tom Hopper and his men stopped a truck on Highway 101 carrying 650 salmon and
one steelhead worth some $60,000 to $70,000. " Klamath River fish are being sold
to points as distant as Reno, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver and "maybe even as
far as New York..." As told by Yurok, "The Indians who are now gillnetting the
salmon to death are fishing drift nets in the mouth of the Klamath. They say
they're fishing 'traditionally.' That's bunk, too. Nobody ever fished the mouth
in the old days. It was too far away, and who could paddle those big, cumbersome
canoes back upstream? These gill-netters say that the old Yuroks traded salmon
with other tribes, and thus they justify commercial fishing. That's a lie. The
old Indians believed it to be a sin to sell or barter fish. There used to be a
fall run of big salmon in the Klamath—we called them 'kings.' They were big
fish, 60 pounds or more. We wiped that run out about 1945."
Secretary Salazar, Assistant Secretary Echo Hawk
Submit Draft Consultation Policy to Tribal
Leaders; Framework Provides Greater Role for
Tribes in Federal Decisions Affecting Indian
Country, DOI 1/14/11
Yurok Tribe pursuing acquisition of Redwood National
Park land, NY Times and Crescent City
Triplicate, posted to KBC 1/2/11
Obama Announces Support for UN Resolution
Stating 'Indigenous Peoples Have the Right
to the Lands ... They Have Traditionally
Owned, Occupied or Otherwise Used or
CNS News, posted to KBC 12/22/10
Federal employees and the Yurok Tribe extend the
age-old battle over American terra firma,
North Coast Journal, posted to KBC 11/26/10.
tribe is quietly working on a bill that would
give them ownership of thousands of acres of
public land, including parts of Redwood National
Park and Six Rivers National Forest, plus marine
sanctuary waters surrounding Reading Rock, a sea
stack five miles offshore that’s currently under
the auspices of the U.S. Bureau of Land
Paying tribute to tradition: Thousands come
together for 29th annual Intertribal
Times Standard, posted to KBC 11/26/10. "The
reservation straddles the Klamath River about 90
miles north of Eureka, and much of it is still
without electricity, something Myers is working
to change this year with the help of federal
grants." A KBC reader sent us this question:
they want the Klamath dams out why would they
think they are entitled to electricity?"
Klamath Tribe Restoration Act 1986
Native America in the 20th Century 1994. Money given
to Klamath Tribes for land purchases throughout
the century, and their vote to terminate.
Pipeline creates tribal dissent, Indian
Country 9/27/10. "
At least one of them, the Klamath Tribes –
Klamath, Modoc, Yahooskin – cannot support the
Tribe braces for trouble during ritual on Lake
Shasta, LA Times 7/24/10. "In
2006, the tribe performed its first such ceremony in
for tribal council Klamath Tribes elect chairman,
vice chairman, council members, H&N , posted to KBC
to "All Karuk Tribal Members" from Dan Effman,
4/4/10: "I have found in my travels that many Karuk
people are fed up with the way our affairs are being
run, misrepresentation, nepotism, not being treated
equal even though we are counted, and not letting us
have a voice. I have also found out that people are
afraid to speak up if they work for the Tribe or need
Big changes at Langdon
Steps underway to place golf course land into trust
for Klamath Tribes,
Canby Herald, posted to KBC 2/26/10.
Tribes must use the Klamath Restoration Act to
acquire the property — a process that would have to
run through the BIA and would exempt the property
from local or state land use laws...Maletis family
recently hired Portland-based public relations firm
Hubbell Communications, whose clients include the
...Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust..."
Klamath Tribes Dispute, H&N, posted 3/1/10
Tribes’ court restraining order issued, H&N
- Group says tribal leaders were recalled, shouldn’t sign
called to tribal office, H&N 2/17/10. "A
large group of Klamaths claim the existing tribal council was
legally recalled at recent general council meetings...Some
claim a lack of transparency regarding tribal finances."
Klamath Tribal meeting ends in fight,
15 people were fighting or
trying to break up fight,
Modocs discuss separation,
H&N posted to KBC 2/12/10
Modoc tribal meeting is
will be discussed,
Karuk People of
the Klamath History… and nothing to do with Karuk Political
Activists in law suits or with crazy Karuk Dam Removal
Efforts! letter by James Waddell, Karuk Tribal Member and
U.S. Veteran, posted to KBC 2/8/10
The history of the Shasta Tribe,
by Betty Hall, Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 12/17/09.
"Parties coming in
from Keno state that the run of salmon in the Klamath River
this year is the heaviest it has ever known". The article also
states that there is a natural rock barrier below Keno, which
it is almost impossible for the fish to get over, should some
succeed they are spotted, bruised, and are worthless.
Evidently salmon getting to Link River was not a common
occurrence, as to the statement made above."
Giving a voice to the Shasta tribe, H&N, posted to KBC
Shastas, unlike recognized tribes, have not been allowed to
participate in negotiations involving the Klamath Basin
Restoration Agreement, which deals with water rights along the
tribe opposes the proposed removal of four Klamath River
Opinion: Coho in the Klamath River.
This report has been made by history research writer and
former and half-century resident of the Klamath River, Karuk
tribal member James
A. Waddell, in 2009
for Modoc identity, some seek to separate from Klamath Tribe
(Klamath) Tribes’ land
purchase would be huge mistake
H&N letter 9/29/09
double land size; Tribe hopes to purchase 47,000 acres,
policies to help them aid nation’s hydropower needs,
Indian Country, posted to KBC 3/27/09. (KBC NOTE: 4 Klamath
River Tribes want to tear down our Klamath River hydropower
serving 70,000 households annually. In the Klamath Basin
Restoration Agreement, Klamath Tribe in addition to dam
removal, wants to be given part of the reservation they sold,
water rights "with the priority date of time immemorial",
funds, and neighboring land.)
Klamath Tribe document of intensions
Foley's presentation on unregulated Karuk Tribe dipnetting of
Federally protected salmon, to
the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors 3/17/09
Karuk Tribal Vice President and
Leaf Hillman: Taxpayers help miners hurt fish habitat
followed by 31 Comments,
Sacramento Bee , posted to KBC
who lives in Orleans, is charged with one count corporal
Tie 'em to
a tree so they can visit with the spotted owls, Pioneer
Press, posted to KBC 2/25/09 by Margo Perryman
Habitat Designated for Canada Lynx, FWS, posted 2/25/09.
miles fall within the boundaries of the revised critical
areas include: Tribal lands..."
of the Year - Roy Hall Jr.,
Pioneer Press, posted to KBC
the chairman of the Shasta Nation,
he took a stance against dam
removal on the Klamath
River...'Taking the dams out isn't
about the fish...it's about other
tribes taking control of our water
in this area.' Roy has made the
undisputed claim that the Karuk
Tribe used the Shasta's Treaty "R"
to gain its federal recognition. 'They
are dealing with an illegal
Karuk slam dam deal,
Pioneer Press, posted 12/11/08.
"He wrote that his opposition
to dam removal prompted threats on
his life - one of the reasons he
no longer lives along the River.
The petitioners contacted by the
Pioneer Press asked not to be
identified in this article,
fearing retribution. ...Environmental
activist and Karuk spokesman Craig
Tucker said, '...if these people are not behind it now,' Tucker said,
'then they shouldn't get the
benefits when the dams start
coming down.' "
Thompson still top contender to
head Interior, Times-Standard
12/10/08. "The Karuk Tribe
announced its support of Thompson..."
Klamath Restoration Agreement
fish parasites, Klamath Lamprey,
in Upper Klamath Basin. Klamath
Riverkeeper and dam removal
activist and Karuk spokesman
Craig Tucker, is offended by
the fact that KBC News said
lamprey are fish parasites: "Will
you guys please stop referring
to lamprey as fish parasites?
Native people (and sushi lovers
around the world) love lamprey.
They are part of God’s creation
S. Craig Tucker, Ph.D.,
Klamath Campaign Coordinator,
Karuk Tribe". Posted 11/16/08
In Ore., (Klamath) tribes' members eye
Supreme Court case, The Oregonian, posted
to KBC 11/5/08. "Jeff Mitchell, a council
member of the Klamath Tribes, said he believes
the Narragansett case could bear some
significance in Oregon. His tribe regained its
federal recognition status in 1986...We want
to put more land back into trust now,"
sign option to buy Mazama Tree Farm,
Tribes’ biomass project would use
cutting-edge technology, H&N 8/29/09
Tribe netting salmon - To KBC from
my husband and I were at the coast
visiting. We decided to go check out the
Klamath River where is meets the ocean.
We were shocked when we arrived.
Hundreds of people from the Yurok tribe
fishing with nets. The nets spanned
pretty much across the whole width of
the river as far as I could see up the
river. How are the Salmon supposed to
get passed the Yurok tribe to get to
Klamath in the first place?"
HERE for photos
Proposal pits tribe against farmers
Raising of Shasta Dam would flood sacred
spots, H&N, posted to KBC
Green Diamond timberland deal would
greatly expand Yurok tribe's holdings,
Times Standard 9/26/08. "The
Yurok Tribe has entered into an
agreement that will buy up 47,000 acres
in Klamath country from the Green
Diamond Resource Co., a move which would
vastly expand its land base and probably
its reservation in the future....
a selling price would remain
tribe would pay taxes on the land until
it is transferred into tribal trust
tribe would manage the (Redwood)
tribe and Western Rivers are pursuing
private and foundation funds to pay the
price of the land, and only after that
effort is exhausted would it seek state
and federal money."
Klamath River fishing is fit for a king,
Press Banner, posted to KBC 9/26/08.
"Inside the river’s lagoon, the Yurok
Tribe sets gill nets to capture salmon
for the commercial market and
subsistence use. If salmon make their
way through the maze of gill nets, they
begin the journey upriver...the majority
of adult salmon being caught in the nets
brought on low scores."
Indian nets hamper Salmon,
Pioneer Press, posted September 25,
Calif. tribe fears losing land if
(Shasta) dam is raised, Capital
Press, posted 9/25/08
YUROK TRIBE - proposed marine sanctuary
stretches from Crescent City to Little
River, Times-Standard, posted to KBC
(Klamath Tribes') Energy plant to cost
up to $12 million, H&N 9/11/08. (KBC
note: Klamath Tribes support Klamath
hydroelectric dam removal which provides
power to 70,000 households. They are a
sovereign nation; this power plant, and
forest land they sold and hope to be
given, will provide tax-exempt timber
for their energy plant and logging. They
have previously advocated for no timber
harvest on forest land.)
A village revived Edison Chiloquin’s
birthday to be celebrated Sunday at
Edison Chiloquin: ‘Conscience of the
Klamaths’, H&N, posted to KBC 9/11/08. (KBC
NOTE: Klamath Tribal government claims
that the US Government forced them to
terminate their reservation. So,
as part of the KBRA, Klamath Basin
they are demanding the be given the former reservation that
they voted to sell, and sold.
Edison Chiloquin chose not to sell.)
(Klamath) Tribes acquire former mill site,
Biomass facility planned north of
H&N, posted to KBC 9/2/08. "(KBC NOTE: If the Klamath Dams are ripped out, the 70,000 households
dependant on the dams' hydropower will be partially dependant on the
Klamath Tribes' biofuel.)
Fishing line, Sacramento Bee
8/21/08. "Trinity/Klamath rivers
KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen--According
to Rivers West Outfitters, there are so
many Indian gill nets killing salmon and
blocking the river that a boat can't
negotiate down to the mouth. There
weren't so many on Sunday near the shop,
good news, but the Indians had only
moved them farther upriver, bad news.
The Great Lie, Pioneer Press, letter
by Rick Crocker, Happy Camp, 082008 "I have
been to the mouth of the Klamath...There are hundreds of nets and then
travel up river to the so-called
reservoir and they have 100 yard long
Yurok Reservation and Klamath River to
be Cleaned Up, The Eureka Reporter
8/21/08. "...$800,000 in grants
Wednesday for the cleanup and removal of
illegal waste dumped at sites inside the
Yurok Reservation and along the Klamath
River...During high river flows, the debris can be carried to the
Firefighting rejected in sacred areas,
Washington Times, 8/17/08
The Klamath Tribe and golf course owners
seek a windfall from a loophole,
Willamette Week 6/25/08. "The
Klamaths are relying on federal
legislation called the Klamath Indian
Tribe Restoration Act of 1986 to argue
that they can take the Willamette Valley
land “into trust” or make it part of
their reservation about 200 miles from
their Klamath County home..."
Tribes to lobby in
Omaha, H&N, 4/24/08
Toxins found in Klamath fish,
Study commissioned by (Karuk) tribe on
river finds risk to public health,
H&N, posted to KBC 4/13/08. (KBC
Tucker, Karuk spokesman, was previously
activist with 'Friends of the River', an
international dam removal group,
Klamath River (Yurok)
Clean-up, Triplicate, posted 4/10/08. Past cleanups of
garbage have totaled 160
Tribe annual Klamath River Clean-up
coming in April,
The Eureka Reporter, posted 3/25/08."
Last year’s clean-up removed 22 tons of
trash, which is a key habitat for
salmon, steelhead and sturgeon."
Springs all natural energized spring
New Web site networks info for off-reservation
Indian Tribalism in the United States,
by Calvin L. Hunt, M.D., Klamath Falls:
a review of
Elaine Willman's book Going to Pieces, The
Dismantling of the United States of America,
posted to KBC November 1, 2007.
Think The Indians Lost to the White Man, Ron Ewert, posted
Combating crime in Chiloquin,
Community works to improve reputation,
Herald and News, posted 8/17/07
is a letter from a Karuk Tribal member to the Karuk Chairman
regarding Tribal government corruption in the proposed
takeover of Happy Camp Health Services, 8/16/07.
working toward legal system, Triplicate, posted 8/16/07.
Never too old to learn -
Indians, by Jim
Beers, retired FWS, posted to KBC 5/14/07.