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Tribes delay reservation talks
August 24, 2005
the Klamath Tribes has delayed talks about a tribal
proposal to buy national forest land for a
The tribal members noted
that the idea had not been "reviewed, discussed or
adopted by General Council," according to a document
reviewed at the Aug. 6 meeting.
n "What is in it for the Klamath Tribes, future generations and our Treaty resources?"
n "Are the Klamath Tribes
expected to balance the economy of the entire
Klamath Basin on our backs and the back of future
"It's just getting delayed,
delayed and delayed," Brown said.
The commissioners are
waiting to hear back on questions they had about the
Foreman's idea. Those questions include whether the
national forest is for sale, what effect having a
sovereign nation such as the Tribes take over the
land would have on the county and how the Tribes
would pay for the land.
He said the commissioners
haven't been told why there has been a delay.
The Klamath Tribes had a
reservation until 1961, when they were terminated by
the federal government and most of the land became
part of what is now the Fremont-Winema National
Forest. The Tribes have argued that its members need
a reservation to be self-sustaining, but previous
proposals have had the government giving the Tribes
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