on the Klamath
- link to treaties, case-law, background and
resources, researched by Marcia Armstrong.
rights of non-Indian purchasers of
Klamath Indian Reservation lands,
To: Commissioner of Indian Affairs From
Karuk Tribal members' petition against Klamath Dam
Lawsuits, bills & laws
tour by the Klamath Tribes, 10/17/03.
Transcript from videotape
helps Karuks gain a fishing right.,
and Karuk plant to buy a power plant: the
Karuks who fish Klamath River and sue everyone
else who mines or creates hydropower.10/25/07
New Web site networks info for
off-reservation Yuroks, Times
What does the settlement mean to the future of the
Klamath Tribes, re-posted to KBC 10/17/10
2006-2007 closed-door FERC (Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission) Settlement Negotiations
with Klamath River Tribes with several
environmental groups, government agencies,
County Officials, and Klamath Water Users
Association, regarding river flows, water
rights, removal of 4 Klamath River dams
producing power for 70,000 households
annually, land retirement, power rates. You
stakeholders are not privy to their talks
regarding your rights, your power, your land,
NEGOTIATIONS Table of Contents with
Klamath Tribes, Klamath Water Users
Association, and Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust
regarding returning the Winema/Fremont
National Forest to the Klamath Tribes
California Dept of Water Resources link
to tribal meetings for control of water,
- Tribal law expert
Elaine Willman on
Federal Agencies Have Gone Rogue
Here for her biography Of Cherokee descent,
she traveled to many reservations then wrote a
book about tribalism, The Dismantling of the
United States of America. She has been
involved in many bills and Supreme Court
decisions that have proved many water compacts
and agreements to be illegal.
is to grab illegally off reservation in stream
flows and control all the waters...using the
hoax of aboriginal rights and time immemorial
grabbing off-reservation waters, and they will
be the primary purpose of the compact. ...uping
the in stream flows, reducing the irrigation
waters and playing holy hell with stock water
for cattlemen. That's the theme. ..It breaks my
heart that legislators would legitimize what is
not legitimate, and that is aboriginal rights
and time immemorial. "1981 - Montana vs U.S.
Supreme Court ruling, ruled that a tribal
government may not govern a non tribal person or
a nontribal parcel..."
Klamath Tribes quest for Winema Fremont
National Forest that they previously
sold; they voted to sell their land, and
voted for termination.
the payments in actual dollars and more
recent dollars they were paid.
(Klamath) Tribes look at forest land
transfer. Returning tribal land could
help move water pact forward, H&N,
posted to KBC 5/7/15.
So what's the deal according
to the Tribes?,
by KBC editor 12/15/03. KBC Note: in
2003 the Klamath Tribes, KWUA/Klamath
Water Users Association, KBRT/Klamath
Basin Rangeland Trust, and Department of
Interior were negotiating a land for
water deal with the Klamath Tribes who
wanted the Winema Fremont National
Dan Keppen was former KWUA director
during the 2003 negotiations. He is
presently Family Farm Alliance Executive
Director and works for KWUA.
Appointee for Federal Representative,
Klamath River Compact Commission, is
the Klamath Basin Rangeland
Trustís (KBRT) Director of Water
Transactions, and was former Executive
Director from 2001-2003.. Lambert
was Director of Procurement and Planning
from 2007 to 2010 and the Global
Sourcing Manager for the Sabroso
Company. She served as a
Geomorphologist with the Pacific
Department of the Interior is still
involved and supportive of the
Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.
hydrometeorologist, and expert scientist
on "Scientific Integrity." He was the
highest level scientist in the Bureau of
Reclamation, and the only scientist in
the D.C. office.
fired for exposing the Secretary of
Interior's "intentional falsification,"
"bias," and "predetermined
intention" to destroy the Klamath dams.
What stopped the closed-door negotiation
deal of land return to the tribes in
2003? Thousands of local citizens sent
letters and petitions to their reps
opposing giving the Klamath Tribes land
they previously sold. Their elected
Negotiations Page and scroll down to
read dozens of letters and articles
regarding the former attempt to convince
the community and reps that trading land
for claimed water was a bad deal.
Constitution of the Klamath Tribes
FOREST 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.
Klamath Tribe document
intensions - putting land into
tax-exempt trust, ...intends
to "buy back private lands....and secure
funding for purchasing retired water
rights, conservation easements...assert
tribes senior water rights...expand
gaming...exchange for federal lands..."
as presented in the early closed-door
planning meetings of the KBRA.