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CHILOQUIN, OREGON The Klamath Tribes are attempting to work together for the good of the region. On October 30 the Klamath Tribes hosted the 1st BiAnnual Government to Government Business Meeting between The Klamath Tribes, Fremont-Winema, and Willamette and Rogue-Siskiyou National Forests.
Klamath Government to Government Business Meeting
The meeting began with an opening prayer by Vice Chairman Gentry. Then welcome by Chairman Frost and Fred Way.
Objectives of the meeting were to meet and greet Willamette and Rogue-Siskiyou National Forests leadership and welcome them to the homelands of the Klamath Tribes and the Fremont-Winema National Forest, review and discuss Forest Service and Tribal past year accomplishments and challenges.
There were discussion to identify 2013 priorities for working together and building the relationships, and capture action items needed to facilitate forward movement and re-prioritize any issues and find a solution/resolution. Other discussions centered around Tribal Member Engagement Protocols, Master Stewardship and Participating Agreements, Rocky Ford Tribal Camping, Memorandum of Understanding review and updates, Deschutes/Willamette RX Fire in Wilderness, Traditional uses at Huckleberry Mountain, and other tribal interests.
The day wrapped up with a small gift exchange and potluck feed at tribal headquarters. A second bi-annual meeting is scheduled for the spring of 2013.
Taylor David, Thunder Horse, is the Klamath Tribes Public Information and News Department manager.
posted October 31, 2012 12:30 pm edt