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Little turnover seen in new tribal Council
Published May 28, 2004
CHILOQUIN - The Klamath Tribes on Thursday
installed a new Tribal Council that includes many
of the same faces as the previous one.
"It's basically the same council we have had,"
According to documents obtained by the Herald and
News, two tribal members who ran for spots on the
Tribal Council submitted letters outlining claims
of irregularities, and one wrote a letter asking
several questions about the election process.
One letter was written by Gary Frost of Klamath
Falls, who challenged Foreman for the chairman's
post. Frost lost to Foreman 308-480.
"I have nothing to say. The election's (results)
are out and I am on vacation," he said.
"The election board determined there were no
irregularities," Foreman said.
Garrick Jackson finished seventh in the voting for
the six open Council spots, but moved into a seat
when Corrine Hicks, a long-time member of tribal
government died April 25 at age 66. Jackson is 34.
"I'm just new and here to absorb what my role is,"
"Chuck has been in tribal government forever,"
The Council will continue to pursue establishment
of a 690,000-acre reservation, working toward a
possible deal with the federal government that has
been the source of controversy in the Basin for a
Foreman said the issues are closely tied because
they deal with resources the Tribes once had, but
don't have today.
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