The Klamath Salmon Media Collaborative is hosting a film night on Sept. 25, 6pm at the Hollywood Theater in Portland where we will show films made by Klamath River community members about the fight
to remove the Klamath Dams (owned by Portland based Pacific Power), the 2002 fish kill, traditional management and culture of Klamath River tribes, and about the incredible endangered fish of the River. There are also going to be some speakers from the Klamath, Karuk, Yurok, and Hoopa tribes. These four tribes used to all have subsistence fisheries in the Klamath Basin before the Dams went in and blocked hundreds of miles of salmon spawning and rearing habitat. The Chinook and Coho salmon are now at under 8% of their pre-dam population, this sustenance is no longer available for many tribal members and the once booming fishing industry has collapsed. The dams endanger our communities health, culture, and economy.
We are coming to Portland since Pacific Power's headquarters are located there. And we hope to drum up support to stop Pacific Power from killing more fish. We want to bring the salmon home to the upper Klamath Basin.
We would appreciate your support, please spread the word.