Curated by Ka’ila Farrell-Smith
July 31 - August 29, 2021
The Umbo Room at Ditch Projects displays protest art from the frontlines of the NO LNG campaign to Indigenous water protectors of the Klamath basin to the Pacific Ocean. Communities across Southern Oregon have worked for over a decade to stop the Canadian owned Jordan Cove LNG energy projects, which is a proposed compressor station in Malin, OR, a 230 mile pipeline across tribal ancestral lands to an export terminal in Coos Bay, OR. The Pacific Connector Pipeline would have crossed 500 waterways in Southern Oregon including the Klamath, Rogue, and Umpqua. Currently, Oregonians have won through grassroots organizing, protests, community art making, and submitting massive amounts of concerned public comments. However, due to FERC approval in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic the foreign corporation could still take landowners property away using eminent domain.
Please learn more at www.nolngexports.org.
The Klamath Tribe and tribal members are concerned for the endangered C’waam and Koptu (Lost River and shortnose sucker fish) threatened by low water levels in the Upper Klamath lakes during this severe drought year. Works included translate the creativity from the frontlines of the water wars and reflect the cross-tribal collaborations to protect our waters and save the endangered C’waam, Koptu, and Salmon from dams, diversions, corporate cattle, and industrial agriculture. This installation of the Umbo Room celebrates the Klamath Tribes as Senior Water Rights holders in the Klamath Basin and urge Oregonians to honor the treaty of 1864.
Please learn more at the Klamath Tribe’s website www.klamathtribes.org.