FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 22, 2023
Contact: Ken Smith, Public Relations Director
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Klamath Tribes Annual Restoration Celebration Kicks Off This Friday
CHILOQUIN, Ore. – The Klamath Tribes Restoration Celebration begins this Friday, Aug. 25, and continues through Sunday on the grounds around the goos oLgi gowa Culture and Heritage Center in Chiloquin.
Held each year on the fourth weekend in August, the annual event marks the anniversary of the Klamath Tribes federally recognized status, which was restored in 1986 for the three tribes: Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin-Paiute. The three-day event brings together tribal members from across the basin and state and is also an invitation to the general public to observe and participate in tribal cultural activities.
This year’s 37th Klamath Tribes Restoration Celebration theme is “From Time Immemorial.” Events kick off Friday with a Restoration run/walk at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. Friday evening, a Powwow at goos oLgi gowa will take place at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Aug. 26, a parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Chiloquin, led by Grand Marshal Harlene Kimbol. A Royalty Court and Pageant will be held around 1 p.m., crowning a Restoration Queen and Princess.
Many other events are planned throughout the weekend, and vendors will be on hand serving food, and a plethora of booths will feature tribal arts and crafts. The Master of Ceremony this year is Henry Rondeau and Arena Director Anthony Quenelle, and Host Drum Steiger Butte.
Camping is allowed at sites around goos oLgi gowa, and public parking will be available across the street. Public transportation will be provided by Quail Trail Public Transit, offering free service, with pick-ups and drop-offs at various locations in Klamath Falls, Chiloquin, and the Powwow. The official Restoration holiday for the Klamath Tribes is Monday, Aug. 28.
The Klamath Tribes Restoration Celebration begins this Friday at goos Olgi gowa in Chiloquin. (Photo courtesy of Joan Rowe. Image available for media use.)
About The Klamath Tribes
The Klamath Tribes primary mission is to “protect, preserve and enhance the spiritual, cultural and physical values and resources of the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Peoples by maintaining the customs of our ancestors.” The heart of Tribal life is centered in the area of Chiloquin, Oregon and includes 12 Departments, Health Clinic, Childcare Center, Tribal Court, goos oLgi gowa Center, Research Station, and three tribal enterprises. The Klamath Tribes’ 12 departments facilitate service delivery to multiple aspects of tribal life, including health and fitness, education, economic development, social services, cultural preservation, natural resource protection and more. For more information visit https://klamathtribes.org/.