Klamath tribune. (Chiloquin, Or.) 1956-1961, November 01, 1956, Image 1

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Chiloquin, Ortgon
Permit No. 2
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VOL. 1 NO. 1
The vocational training pro
gram for members of the Klamath
tribe is now in its second year
of operation. It was begun in
March, 1955, having been provided
for in section 26 of Public Law
587, the law dealing with termin
ation. H. Zakoji, better known as Zak,
is the coordinator of the Klamath
program at Chiloquin, and has the
responsibility of overseeing the
vocational program. In immediate
charge of the vocational program
at Chiloquin is Hill Norval. His
responsibilities include counsel
ling witli students, enrolling them
in school under the program, and
administering the program for
students in school in this area.
' To enroll in the program, the
student must be on the tribal
rolls and must attend school in
the State of Oregon. He must also
meet the entrance requirements
of the school he is interested in.
Klamath students receive fi
nancial aid under the program
covering their room and board ex
pense and expenses of required
books and equipment. Students
are expected to maintain passing
grades, attend classes regularly,
and meet the general standards
of the school.
A large number of Klamath
students have been enrolled under
the program. OTI has received
the most enrollments for any one
school. Students have also en
rolled in a number of schools out
side the Klamath area.
While some of these students
have dropped out of school, many
finished the 1955-56 school year
or are currently attending school.
Their names, schools, and courses
are given in articles elsewhere in
this paper.
There are many students re
turning for a second year of
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A sparkling new member of the
education office in Chiloquin is
Karen Hatcher, who recently
completed an accounting course
at Northwestern School of Com
merce in Portland.
Porn and raised near Modoc
Point, Karen attended Chiloquin
schools, and graduated from
Chilocjuin High in June of 1955.
Following her graduation, she en
rolled in the Klamath Adult Edu
cation program and attended
Northwestern in Portland. Karen
majored in accounting there and
made an outstanding record. She
is a welcome addition to the Edu
cation office.
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John Neyerlin, Informational Counselor, discusses termin
ation with tribal member Sankey Merritt.
It is the purpose of this article
to explain to the Klamath people
the methods we intend to use and
the objectives of the informa
tional program as authorized
under section 26 of Public Law
Public Law 587 provides for
the ending of federal supervision
over the property and income of
the Klamath Indians, both as a
tribe and as individuals. This
means that under the law as pass
ed, individual members of the
tribe will no longer be subject to
Federal control over their pro
perty and income as of August
13, 1958.
Menominee Cost Bill Passes
Congress passed HR 6218, pro
viding for payment by the U. S.
of costs of preparing for termi
nation of federal supervision over
affairs of the Menorrminec Tribe
of Wisconsin.
Edith Green, Representative
from Oregon, introduced a bill to
'do the same thing for the Klam
ath Tribe, but this bill, HR 1165
did not come to a vote before
Congress adjourned. The Hurcau
of the Hudgct did not object to
the Klamath appropriation bill.
As with every new law, there
is always the problem of making
the law and its meaning known to
those who are most affected by
its passage. For this reason con
gress felt that a special informa
tion and counselling service was
necessary here on the reservation
to make available to the Klamath
people any and all important fac
tual information.
Every means available will be
used to obtain the necessary in
formation that the Klamath
people desire and to distribute it
as rapidly as possible. Included
are the newspapers, the mail,
special news bulletins and a
monthly news report by our staff.
In addition we plan to use radio
and TV plus the schools, churches,
and any other organization that
wishes to cooperate.
Most important, however, will
be a program of individual, per
sonal contacts bv our staff in the
field. This program, is already
under way and staff members
during the past few weeks have
contacted various tribal members
in their homes or elsewhere on
the reservation. Some time has
been spent in getting acquainted
and various subjects of interest
concerning public law 587 have
been discussed.
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