Intercontinental Cry: The Yurok Nation just established the rights of the Klamath River

Klamath Wild and Scenic River, Oregon Photo Credits: Bob Wick, BLM

Klamath Wild and Scenic River, Oregon
Photo Credits: Bob Wick, BLM

By John Ahni Schertow for Intercontinental Cry

This month, the Yurok Tribal Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution establishing the Rights of the Klamath River.

According to the Yurok Tribe, the resolution “establishes the Rights of the Klamath River to exist, flourish, and naturally evolve; to have a clean and healthy environment free from pollutants; to have a stable climate free from human-caused climate change impacts; and to be free from contamination by genetically engineered organisms.”

“This resolution provides another powerful tool to protect our river, which has sustained the Yurok people since time began,” said Joseph L. James, the Chairman of the Yurok Tribe. “We have always and will always do everything in our power to preserve and enhance the Klamath for all future generations.”

Read the rest of the article by Intercontinental Cry here: https://intercontinentalcry.org/the-yurok-nation-just-established-the-rights-of-the-klamath-river/