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Q & A ZOOM: Upcoming Hunting, Fishing, & Gathering Special Election
September 22, 2022 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Dear Tribal Member; Hunting, (Trapping) Fishing & Gathering Special Election Information
You are receiving this information because you are an eligible voter by the Constitution of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. All enrolled members at least 18 years of age are considered eligible to vote in all Elections. The Election Code requires you to also be registered. This office has sent out several attempts to get all eligible members registered so you can participate in the upcoming Special Election.
Tribal Council needs action from the people at this time on a very important matter concerning Hunting, (Trapping) Fishing and Gathering rights for its membership in our ancestral territory in Oregon. A Special Election is going to be held soon, as required by the Constitution seeking approval of the membership prior to any negotiating of any agreements for Hunting, (Trapping) Fishing and Gathering. The ballot will contain a single YES or NO question.
Do you authorize the Tribe to negotiate and enter into agreements with outside entities to establish Tribal regulations for Hunting, Trapping, Fishing and Gathering for CTCLUSI membership? YES or NO
Once this vote passes, a Board will be created to work with entities like Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to establish a Tribal permitting process for its membership similar to the recent MOA with the Coquille Tribe and other Federally Recognized Tribes in Oregon.
We ask anyone interested please attend a zoom only meeting September 22nd at 5:15p.m. for a question and answer session about this topic.