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Reservation push on hold
August 28, 2005
"We are going to take some
time and regroup," said Chairman Allen Foreman.
The proposal came after
years of asking the federal government to return the
land to the Tribes.
After Foreman told the commissioners the Tribes would pay, the General Council held a special meeting Aug. 5. While issues concerning the proposal were addressed at the closed-door meeting, it is not clear if it was the sole purpose for the gathering.
Documents from the meeting obtained by the Herald
and News show tribal members questioned what was in
the proposal for them and how it would affect the
economics of the Tribes. The Tribes have not
indicated how they would pay for the land or how
much it would cost.
Talks had been going on
between them for about two years, but slowed in
Bettenberg's last months while he said he was
waiting for a proposal from the Tribes that had the
support of the public in the Klamath Basin.
The Tribes still want a reservation, but Foreman
now doesn't give a time frame of when it might
While the Tribes determined
among themselves what their reservation proposal is,
a public meeting elaborating it before the county
commissioners is on hold.
"We delayed it also," said
Commissioner Bill Brown.
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