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
tribal leader corruption.
Summit Exposes Violations of Indians’ Rights, Fringe Left Freaks,
The New American 10/18/18. "(Cherokee
Elaine) Willman highlighted some of the work done by the
Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA), where she sits on the
board, to help Indians having problems with their tribal
governments. “Many of my friends are tribal families,” Willman
said, noting that she spent decades living on Indian
reservations. “We provide whatever resources we can to tribal
persons at odds with their tribal government. Within those
tribal governments, members do not have the First Amendment,
they do not even have parental rights.” In some cases, she said,
tribal governments deprive parents of their parental rights and
take their children away as a result of disagreements with
left-wing groups and their “fake news” allies went wild in the
days before the conference, but the summit nevertheless
succeeded in educating citizens, policymakers, and lawmakers
from across the region."
NOTE: Flashback to 10 years ago,
Letter by Becky Hyde who blasts Klamath Basin
Elaine Willman of Cherokee descent/author/film maker/past National
Chairman of Citizens for Equal Rights, Philip Brendale and
attorney James Buchal.
a KBC editor, May 20, 2008. Even 10 years ago Cherokee Willman
and her mentor Cowlitz/Hawaiian Brendale were considered by our
Klamath Basin "fringe left" to be anti-Indian and a threat, and
using "scare tactics."
$500,000 in water study funds cut, H&N 9/18/18. "...Klamath Tribes stated in a press
release last week there is now no flexibility to even
consider water allocation negotiations until significant
progress is made on improving water quality in Upper
Klamath Lake..." KBC Note: Klamath Tribes
have been suing Klamath Water Users to shut down our
deeded irrigation water all summer.
KWUA pushes back on (Klamath) Tribes lawsuit, H&N
“ 'I would suspect that if the Tribes prevail, we could
expect a shutdown extremely soon after that,' said Scott
White, executive director of the KWUA..."
Tribal call restricts Chiloquin water use, H&N 6/13/18. "...residents
in Chiloquin cannot use city water for anything other
than human consumption following a call on water by the
KWUA: Court should move Tribes case, H&N 6/10/18.
Water Users Association is asking that a federal court
in Sacramento or a federal court in Oregon be used to
hold a hearing about the lawsuit, stating that San
Francisco is outside the purview of where the case
originates...'They (Klamath Tribes) want to require
Upper Klamath to be held at an unprecedented and
artificially high elevations for suckers year-around,”
said Brad Kirby, president of the association and the
association’s operations committee chairman, in a news
release. “I wouldn’t expect there to be any water at all
available for Klamath Project irrigation and wildlife
refuges until there are new biological opinions, which
is not expected until 2020.' ”
Klamath Tribes sue to protect fish, H&N 5/25/18.
1/2 years ago:
Record number of suckers recovered.
Biologists find 732 juvenile suckers near A
Canal screen, H&N 12/18/15.
record number of juvenile Lost River and
shortnose suckers were recovered from the
headwaters of the A Canal earlier this year.
According to a news release, biologists with
the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) found the
largest number of juvenile Lost River and
shortnose suckers since fish salvage
operations began in the Klamath Project in
the late 1990s..."
Klamath Tribes Press Release regarding sucker lawsuit
KWUA PRESS RELEASE - Klamath Water Users Association, Klamath
Tribes action will hurt basin, fish benefits unlikely,
5/24/18. "...why haven't Klamath Tribes shared
this information...that lake levels will work now when
they haven't for over 25 years..."
Lewis Jr, National Research Council, at Science Workshop
in Klamath Falls "Lewis explained that the
suckers were listed since 1988 because of over harvest.
They stopped fishing in '87 but they did not recover.
The lake has gone from 3' range under natural conditions
to experiencing 6' deep in current dry years. With
charts and graphs he showed the habitat and water
quality, algae and chlorophyll. He said that the
committee looked extensively at water levels, and they
find 'no hint of a relationship'. He also said that
there was no relationship between lower water levels and
extreme ph levels. And "the committee cannot support the
idea that water levels effect algae growth.' "It can not
be achieved by lake levels." '92 was the lowest water
year, and they expected it to be the least favorable for
fish. 'The lowest water year produced the same amount of
larvae as other years.' He said that fish kill
information does not support that fish are dying by
changing water level." 2/3/04
Karuk Tribe questions restoration of Ruffey Rancheria,
Eureka Times-Standard, 5/25/18.
for questions and answers from the Ruffey Tribe:
Ruffey Rancheria Setting the Record Straight
tribal recognition bill passes committee, H&N 5/10/18
KID talks water, efficiency with Tribes, H&N 4/30/18
Klamath Tribe complaints regarding ranchers
being allowed drinking water and water for
4/2/18. Watering crops and pasture on Upper
Klamath private land is presently forbidden
by Klamath Tribes.
Upper Basin ranchers get reprieve to water
cattle, H&N 3/15/18. "Ranchers
in the Upper Basin of Klamath County — and
the town of Chiloquin — received an
emergency exemption from the call on water
Friday allowing them to use water for their
stock cattle and for human consumption...The
Klamath Tribes has the first rights to the
water, which it uses to protect endangered
short-nosed sucker and Lost River sucker."
Powerpoint: Position on water for tribes by Alan
Acting Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation and the
Chair of the Working Group on Indian Water Rights
Hoopa Tribe questions BOR Plan, Feds eye scaling back antiparasite Klamath dam releases,
Eureka Times Standard, 3/26/18. "...The
bureau wrote in its court filing that it also evaluated
the option of releasing a smaller dilution flow, but
that the questions about these flows effectiveness still
existed. Including a smaller dilution flow would also
cause a complete irrigation shutoff in the Klamath
Project until as late as June 15, according to the
Obama-appointed District Judge William Orrick,
who ruled against President Trump in the sanctuary city
policy, and "ruled in favor of the Hoopa Valley
Tribe, Yurok Tribe and environmental group’s arguments
in February 2017..." stated “courts are not
permitted to favor economic interests over
potential harm to endangered species.” He
will hear this Klamath case April 11th, and could
potentially determine the fate of the Klamath Basin
Hoopa Tribe Went 10 Times Over Trinity River Salmon
Catch Limit, WONews.com KBC 3/23/18.
Hoopa's catch was "...1,660 fall salmon last year when
its quota was only 163 fish, the Hoopa Tribe admitted it
knowingly went over its limits and allowed tribal
members to continue fishing, even though the fall salmon
season for sport anglers was completely shut down last
fall in the Klamath and Trinity rivers, and ocean
seasons were severely curtailed as well to protect
Klamath Basin salmon."
Tribes seek higher water levels for Upper Klamath; lawsuit notice filed,
possibility of extinction-level event cited, H&N 2/14/18.
Klamath Tribes PRESS RELEASE:
Issuance of Draft 60-Day Notice to Protect C’waam and Koptu (suckers)
Klamath Tribe's attorney's letter: 60-day notice of violations of
Endangered Species Act 2/9/18
Tribes renew dam removal support at FERC meeting,
1/9/18 - Public Not Welcome:
Tribal Member Water Update Meeting Draft
Agenda, January 9th & 10th: litigation,
adjudication, Upper Klamath Basin
Comprehensive Agreement/UKBCA, Secretarial
Negative Notice, KBRA Mazama funding,
amended KHSA, water calls, BOR
reconsultation, Klamath Marsh, global
secretary nixes water agreement: Tribes, Upper Basin irrigators
react, H&N 1/2/18
Klamath Tribes ask to intervene late in dam removal,
Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma buys 800 acres near Lava Beds,
by Lee Juillerat for Mail Tribune,10/22/17. 'I’m not at liberty to say what the tribe
wants to do with it,” Hollis said. 'When we’re ready
we’ll make a decision known.' The tribe is based in
“Takings” outcome seen as win for Tribes, H&N 10/5/17.