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Tribes’ water rights at Klamath River upheld by federal circuit court

Native American tribal water rights are guaranteed by the federal government to the extent that endangered species, like salmon in the Klamath River, aren’t placed in danger, according to a court decision on Thursday. The decision ensures that tribes receive priority over a group of farmers who sued the federal government in 2001 for shortchanging irrigation water supply, following a dry year for Oregon’s Klamath basin.

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12/15/2019

article Looking back: This week in Klamath Basin history
(Washington) -- 25 years ago: The Klamath Tribes and the state of Oregon signed a gaming compact today that establishes operating guidelines for a gambling facility the...

11/24/2019

article Klamath Basin tribes win laswuit to protect Coho
(California) -- The court ruled that the tribes’ water rights require at least enough instream water to ensure the continued existence of tribal trust species...

11/18/2019

article Federal court: Klamath Basin tribal water rights outrank farmers’ rights
(Oregon) -- A federal appeals court has found that the water rights of Klamath Basin tribes take priority over those of farmers who sued the federal government in 2001...

11/17/2019

article Klamath Tribes agree with court's ruling
(Oregon) -- The Klamath Tribes are in agreement with the outcome of the ‘Takings’ case – a federal case involving water allocation in the Klamath...
article Tribes’ water rights at Klamath River upheld by federal circuit court
(Oregon) -- Native American tribal water rights are guaranteed by the federal government to the extent that endangered species, like salmon in the Klamath River, aren...

9/30/2019

article Tribe Gives Personhood To Klamath River
(Oregon) -- A Native American tribe has granted personhood to a river in northern California making it the first known River in North America to have the same legal...

9/22/2019

article Opinion: Why I refuse to hang my paintings in Gov. Brown’s office
(Oregon) -- I am an indigenous artist, based in Klamath County. Recently, Gov. Kate Brown invited me to show my art at her Salem office as part of the annual “Art...

6/22/2019

article Third suspect in White Swan murders charged in federal court
(Washington) -- A third suspect has been charged in connection with the homicides of five people in White Swan.Morris Bruce Jackson made a preliminary appearance...

5/12/2019

article New Klamath Tribes council sworn in
(Oregon) -- A full crowd packed into the Klamath Tribes headquarters in Chiloquin last week to witness the swearing in ceremony of the new council. A flag procession by...

5/10/2019

article Klamath Tribes met with DHS regarding Native Amercian Children and the Child Welfare System
(Oregon) -- Klamath Tribal Government, Administration Staff, and Tribal Social Services, met with members of the Oregon Department of Human Services to discuss the Child...

4/20/2019

article Gentry re-elected to third term as Klamath Tribes chairman
(Washington) -- Klamath Tribal members re-elected Don Gentry to his third term as tribal chairman last week and also elected tribal council members and a chief judge....

4/16/2019

press release Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of Oregon
(Oregon) -- This notice announces that the Tribal-State Compacts between the State of Oregon and the Klamath Tribes and the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua...

4/10/2019

article Klamath Tribes expand crime victim support with $400,000 grant
(Oregon) -- The Klamath Tribes will use a $396,793 three-year federal grant to hire an advocate for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex...

3/28/2019

article A long-ago execution and a modern apology from Oregon
(Oregon) -- Nearly 150 years ago, the nation’s attention was fixed on a remote area near the Oregon-California border, where about 50 Modoc Indian soldiers were...

1/29/2019

article Scaled-back Klamath groundwater regulation debated
(Oregon) -- Oregon water regulators may scale back the number of wells subject to pumping shutdowns in the Upper Klamath Basin but some irrigators remain uneasy about...

11/10/2018

article Klamath Tribes drop lawsuit over endangered sucker fish
(California) -- The Klamath Tribes have dismissed a pending lawsuit against a federal agency over several endangered fish species in the Upper Klamath Lake, but the...

11/1/2018

article Klamath Tribes open hotel near casino
(Oregon) -- One of Klamath County’s top tourist draws is now better prepared to keep those guests overnight. The opening of the ‘Sleep Inn’ represents...

10/5/2018

article Police: Officer-Involved Shooting Near Chiloquin Casino
(Oregon) -- Oregon State Police (OSP) have confirmed that an officer-involved shooting has taken place near the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino and Highway 97. Police are reporting the...

9/18/2018

article Federal agency withholds $500K for Oregon water study
(Oregon) -- The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is withholding $500,000 allocated for a water quality study of Oregon's Upper Klamath Lake, citing potential budget cuts....
article Merkley, Wyden Push Zinke to Fulfill Agreement with Klamath Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today [September 5, 2018] pushed U.S. Department of Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke to reverse his...

7/26/2018

article Judge Sides with Defendants in Klamath ESA Litigation
(Oregon) -- Yesterday, a federal district court judge for the northern district of California denied a motion for preliminary injunction brought by the Klamath Tribes....

7/24/2018

article Klamath Tribes' Water Case Gets Its Day In Court, But No Ruling Yet
(Washington) -- A federal judge heard arguments in a case filed by the Klamath Tribes of southern Oregon seeking greater protections for endangered sucker fish in Upper...

7/23/2018

article Judge hears oral arguments in Klamath Tribes case
(Oregon) -- A federal judge heard arguments in a case filed by the Klamath Tribes of southern Oregon seeking greater protections for endangered sucker fish in Upper...

7/4/2018

article County intervenes in Klamath Tribes water allocation lawsuit
(Washington) -- Klamath County has joined multiple groups intervening in a lawsuit filed by the Klamath Tribes against the federal government, which seeks to protect...

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