Annual Events


Sacred Ceremony for the People’s Existence: Annual c’waam Ceremony – 2019

Reminder This weekend – Annual Return of c’waam Ceremony – in Chiloquin, Oregon – Starts at 10am *Ceremony held along the banks of the Sprague River- behind the Chiloquin High School *Everyone Welcome History of the Ceremony and the C’waam – If the Fish Die, the People Die. Annual Return of C’waam Ceremony Held each […]


Reminder: High School Students Needed

Reminder:  This event is this Wednesday at tribal administration (501 Chiloquin Blvd- Chiloquin, Oregon) 6pm this Wednesday


Today 5pm! 66th Annual All Indian World Championship Basketball Tournament

Reminder! Today (5pm) starts the… 66th Annual All-Indian World Basketball Championships Chiloquin, Oregon Big Gym Games start tonight at the big gym at 5pm *Opening ceremonies after first game at 6pm – then games at 7pm and 8pm. Games start Saturday at 10 am at big gym for men and 10am at High school gym […]


Youth Tribal Fundraiser!


Cwaam Ceremony Reminder!


Jr High Spring Fling Dance


2019 Klamath Tribes Youth Summit

This year’s 3rd Annual Youth Summit is open to ALL tribal youth across Oregon.  Registration details and forms will be released soon. mo sep’kecc’a. Will Hess Lead Youth Initiative Coordinator The Klamath Tribes (541) 783-2219 EXT.111


Summer Camp Opportunity

Happy Spring, I wanted to reach to you and your organization regarding our summer residential camps offered in partnership between Oregon Tech and Portland State University for Oregon high school students (those entering 9th through 12th grade in the fall). There are three camps, one at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls, and two at Portland State (PSU). There is no […]


2019 All Indian Basketball Queen Contestants

66th Annual Klamath All Indian Basketball Tournament 2019 Queen Contestants (Listed in alphabetical order)  


2019 Elimination Tournament Results

Hello Everyone! The Klamath All-Indian Basketball Elimination Tournament took place last weekend in Chiloquin, Oregon. The Elimination Tournament holds a long history of tradition and allows local tribal teams to vie for a spot in the upcoming 66th Annual All-Indian World Championship Tournament, which will be held March 15-17, 2019 in Chiloquin, Oregon. Below are […]




Annual Events

January: Annual New Year’s Eve Sobriety Celebrations

Celebrations are held in either Chiloquin, Klamath Falls, or Beatty, Oregon on New Years Eve December 31st. These events encourage family and friends to bring in the New Year without drugs and alcohol. We celebrate with Indian dancing, drumming, a free feed, door prizes, friendly games, arts and crafts, a huge raffle, and much much more.

Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, please call 1-800-524-9787- Ext. 170


March: Annual Return of C’waam Ceremony

Held each year after the first big Fish-Blanket snow in March, in Chiloquin, Oregon. Each year the c’waam (also known as the Lost River Sucker) swims up the Sprague River to spawn. Snowflakes fall at this time of year heralding the c’waam’s return. The evening sky also reveals that the fish constellation, (three stars in line making “Orion’s Belt”), begins to appear on the southwestern horizon. Our traditions state that watchmen or swaso.llalalYampgis were placed along the riverbanks to see exactly when the fish would return. The head “shaman” would then give thanks for their return to the Indian people. The last known shaman to perform the ceremony was Lee Snipes – Captain Sky, perhaps in the early 30’s. Now, the Tribe has chosen individual Tribal members. along with our Tribal Elders and the Cultural and Heritage Department, to continuing this traditional ceremony. By continuing this ceremony the Klamath Tribes are ensuring the survival of both a species and our Tribal traditions.

We celebrate each year with traditional dancing and drumming, a traditional feed, releasing of a pair of c’waam into the river, and other ceremonial practices. The c’waam are provided by the Tribes own aquatic research center. Everyone is Welcome! Exact date for the celebration is contingent upon mother nature.

For more information contact: Culture and Heritage Dept. at 1-800-524-9787 ext. 159 or ext. 147.


March: Peak-to-Peak World Championship Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament

Annual All-Indian Peak-to-Peak World Championship Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tourney: Held for the past 5 decades in Chiloquin, Oregon, this traditional tournament host’s teams from around the United States and Canada. 16 Men and Women’s teams are invited to take part in friendly competition through the sport of basketball.

2009 we celebrated our 56th Year of the tournament.

For more information contact Lil’ Lou Millwe at (541) 281-2901 or email


The 31th Annual Restoration Celebration 2017

in Chiloquin, OR.

This Years Event is August 25, 26-27!


Held each year on the fourth weekend in August. This annual event marks the anniversary of the Restoration of the Klamath Tribes, which includes; the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Bands of the Snake Indians.

In 1954 the Klamath Tribes were terminated. But after many years of struggling, hard work and determination, the Tribes regained federal recognition by an act of Congress, Public Law 99-398. With restoration in 1986 the Tribes began to develop a full scope of programs which provide necessary services to Tribal members and the community. Today the Tribes operate with a budget of over $12 million annually, with over 30 different departments and services offered.

We now celebrate our Restoration each year by hosting a huge celebration.

  • Fun Run/Walk
  • Powwow
  • Parade
  • Youth Rodeo
  • Vendors…and much, much, more!

Everyone is invited to attend!

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For more information call 1-800-524-9787 ext. 147.

Each year several Drums from around the Nation Gather at the Klamath Tribes Annual Restoration Celebration

Drums have included

  • White Eagle, from Seattle, WA.,
  • Star Society from Browning, Montana,
  • Southern Cree from Box Elder, Montana,
  • Rio Grande from New Mexico,
  • Northern Eagle from Chico California,
  • Screamin Eagle from Klamath Falls, and
  • Steiger Butte, Wocus Bay
  • Bear Guts of Chiloquin, Oregon, just to name a few

Drums and dancers vary throughout the years, however the drumming and dancing always remains Spectacular!

Come Join the FUN!!!

For more information Call 1-800-524-9787- Ext. 147.