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Tribes March on Portland - Demand Removal of Klamath Dams
by Dan Bacher
Friday Jul 28th, 2006 11:30 PM
The Klamath Basin Tribes will march on an international hydropower conference in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, August 2.
P R E S S A D V I S O R Y

KARUK TRIBE/YUROK TRIBE/KLAMATH TRIBES of OREGON

For Immediate Release: July 28, 2006

Contact:
Craig Tucker, Karuk Tribe Public Relations, 530-627-3446, x 3027, cell 916-207-8294
Patrick Shannon, Bring the Salmon Home Campaign Coordinator, 503-295-4039 x 25

KLAMATH BASIN TRIBES MARCH ON INTERNATIONAL HYDROPOWER CONFERENCE
Tribes demand removal of Klamath Dams

WHAT: Klamath Basin Tribes and allies from the commercial fishing and conservation organizations will stage a rally at the bi-annual meeting of the international hydropower industry- Hydrovision 2006. The Tribes are calling for the removal of PacifiCorp’s four Klamath River dams to help restore Klamath Salmon runs. The low returns of Klamath salmon are the reason for this year’s salmon fishing closures are represent a cultural disaster for the Tribes. The Event will feature signs, banners, fish puppets, and an effigy of Iron Gate Dam to be destroyed. Tribes will be eager to hear a response from PacifiCorp’s new management.

WHERE: The event begins at Holladay Park (NE Multnomah and NE 13th) and continues as a march to the Portland Convention Center (Lloyd and MLK).

WHEN: Wednesday August 2. March begins at 11 a.m. and speakers take the stage at the convention center at 12:30.

Event Sponsors: Klamath Tribes of Oregon, Karuk Tribe, Yurok Tribe, and Friends of the River

For more information see http://www.karuk.us/press/press.php