KLAMATH TRIBAL MEMBERS PROTEST “CELEBRATORY” SIGNING OF UPPER KLAMATH BASIN COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT

Lingit Latseen

A Klamath Tribes descendant burns a copy of the UKBCA to symbolize disdain for the agreement. A Klamath Tribes descendant burns a copy of
the UKBCA to symbolize disdain for the agreement. (CHILOQUIN, OREGON) – U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally
Jewell, State of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, State of California
Governor Jerry Brown, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, Oregon Senator Jeff
Merkley, Klamath Tribes elected officials and Klamath Basin irrigators
held a “celebratory” signing of the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive
Agreement last Friday at Collier Park, 4 miles north of Chiloquin. With
strong support from Senator Wyden, he stated *“I am going to introduce in
the first few days of May, legislation in partnership with Senator Merkley
to make this agreement law.”*

But the “celebration” was not held without opposition. Members and
descendants of the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin tribes came together to
object to the UKBCA stating that tribal membership had less than a month
to review the 93 page document. Tribal Council only allowed…

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