From Yellowbird Lives in the heartland of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation upholding the Treaty of 1855

From Yellowbird Lives in the heartland of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation upholding the Treaty of 1855


Winter, Dec. 10, 2013


Last night at approximately 7:50pm CTUIR Tribal members gathered in song & prayer. Led by Walla Walla Chief Carl Sampson (Yellowbird) and Shaker leader Art McConville. There were moments of police interruption but the group stood strong in their right and belief to protect our aboriginal treaty rights of the ceded boundary area of 1855.


We stood witness to the Megaload movement at approximately 10pm. Two Tribal women, Linda & Sandy Sampson followed the Beasts trail to it’s  ODOT approved destination of Ukiah, Oregon and on its destructive path to our relatives of the First Nations. Along the path more than a dozen folks in the community of Pilot Rock stood witness the entourage of vehicles with police & ODOT escorts. Documented footage and photos of the dangerous road conditions will be given to our Tribal Chairmans, Alan Crawford and Gary Burke as they prepare for Government to Government consultation ( a letter from Chairman Burke was sent to Governor Kitzhaber on 12/9/13).


It appears the Omega Morgan Company is in direct violation of their own agreement with the State of Oregon/ODOT regulation:


“734-075-0600 Weather Restrictions 1) Movement is prohibited when  road surfaces are hazardous due to ice, snow, or frost or when visibility is less than 500 feet due to snow, mist, rain, dust, smoke, fog or other atmospheric conditions.”


Chief Carl Sampson, Peo-Peo-Mox-Mox translated as Yellowbird has spoken to the Umatilla and Cayuse Chiefs; as well as our relatives of the Columbia River Treaty Tribes: Nez Perce, Warm Springs, Yakama & Burns-Paiute, to come together on Saturday at noon for a traditional pipe ceremony.  The public will be invited to parts of the ceremony and the potluck dinner to follow at our Longhouse with more details  posted by 12/12/13.


Follow the load on:


Our Tribal website:


Tribal member x-603. Wey-ow’sux. Cathy Sampson-kruse


Send moccasin telegraph to these contacts: Indigenous Environmental Network, Last Real Indians, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Northwest Indian Fish Commission, Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians, Alaska Federation of Natives, First Nations People, National Congress of American Indians,, NRDCSaveBioGems, NextGen Climate Action Committee, Honor the Earth

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