Government to Government Meeting

Klamath Tribal Council and Yurok Tribal Government – Building Relationships

Photos by: Taylor R. Tupper- Klamath Tribes News Dept.

On February 15, 2017, in Chiloquin, Oregon, home of the Klamath Tribes, the Klamath Tribal Council hosted the Yurok Tribal Council and other Yurok delegates for a Government-to-Government meeting.  The day started with a prayer to Creator for guidance, then both tribes began the day with a full agenda geared towards building relationships and honoring one another’s connection to their homelands and resources.

Yurok Tribal Chairman, Thomas O’Rourke Sr., had these words to share during introductions, “We want to say thank you for allowing us to be here in your homelands. We are honored to come visit and be here with you. Building relationships is one of the most important things we can do for the protection of our joined resources.”

The day progressed into late afternoon and finalized with food, good conversation, and a continued commitment to meet again in the spring, possibly hosted by the Yurok Tribe.