Klamath Agreements Strengthen Tribal Sovereignty


From time immemorial, salmon, steelhead and other fish runs have sustained the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Paiute members of the Klamath Tribes. It has been more than 100 years, however, since our tribal members have seen salmon and steelhead migrate home to the Upper Klamath Basin, or had an opportunity to exercise our Treaty right to fish for them. Four aging dams have blocked migration of these fish into the homelands of the Klamath Tribes, and severely damaged fish runs relied upon by those whose homelands are downstream of the dams. As horrific as this history has been, the future looks brighter because the Klamath Tribes have been able to work collaboratively with the Karuk Tribe and others for the benefit of future generations...

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Gentry, Don. "Klamath Agreements Strengthen Tribal Sovereignty." Indian Country Today Media Network. August 7, 2014. Article. (https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/opinions/klamath-agreements..., accessed August 21, 2104)