Our Mothers Heartbeat
Serving Native America
in the Klamath Basin
KQCF 88.1 on LPFM
We are looking forward to providing information online that will promote an awareness of our natural environment. Modoc Broadcasting is also working to promote the languages of the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin tribes. We now have employees to broaden our horizons and make the basin a better place. Please come back to check for updates and help us grow into a good thing for our tribes.
Below is the beginning of a project that will extend for two years broadcasting a weekly Pow wow music show. This project is being funded graciously thru a grant provided by the Oregon Community Foundation. A grant that provides for two employees to develop and present our Native Culture through song, story, and language.
Keep coming back. A whole new presentation is in the works. One that is derived in reality and actually being able to speak to things like the natural environment and our native culture.
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List updated frequently
We note here that the Klamath and Modoc language were very similar.
Klamath / Modoc
Formed in 2014
Modoc Broadcasting was formed in 2014 and is governed by a Board of Directors who are commited to bringing positive information to all listeners.
These images of the local and distant scenery, much of it the homeland of the Klamath tribes, are presented here to showcase nature! KQCF 88.1 in the woods!
When I was little growing up on the Umatilla Rez the uncles always called me a "pine cone"
The history of our tribes mostly include the notion and the fact that our tribe governed ourselves based off of a time immortal aspect of tribal life: chieftainships. Our tribes had chiefs. They protected their people from harm and directed the inner workings of their existence. There were many types of chiefs. One for war, one for hunting, one for fishing, one for trading and one head chief for representation of the people who spoke one language and lived within a specific watershed...
Our existence is tied to the forest
The forest has provided for the people of the Klamath Tribes for millennia. Our existence is tied to the forest and our future is also. We need to be the ones responsible for its health. This includes maintaining the bol Wii and c'ewa(flora and fauna). Our intent here is to promote ideas in developing an economy based off of a Klamath tribal brand...
Before termination the Klamath tribes had a police force that upheld the laws of the tribes and kept offenders responsible for their actions. Our public laws and governing by-laws are what dictates our future. Without a way to police ourselves...
When speaking of our tribal youth we believe it is extremely important to include our youth who do not live here. Why would we not? They are just as much of our future as we are. They are not being represented. We believe that by providing this internet signal with messages intended for them will help in developing a plan for their return to our homeland.
"Imagine that one day a young tribal member wakes for the day rested and happy and confident that life will bring happiness and security for themselves and the tribes(s)
they belong to. They will realize that life is what we choose it to be. This tribal member will not rely on handouts from the US Government for our survival. This young tribal member will start their day searching for truth and knowledge to assure that our people will survive long into the future so much so that the term "Seven Generations" will be redundant but yet be deemed invaluable."
WARNING! This website is somewhat educational and holds an entertainment value. It will require some amount of reading and wondering. The information found here is not a set of exclusive materials that is endorsed by the administration of the Klamath tribes. This is a private project being presented by a Federally recognized 501c3 tax exempt media corporation that desires a hopeful future for the youth of the Klamath tribal membership.
We were left with the same responsibly that the first gazers into the Klamath basin had committed themselves to millennia ago. Nothing came before the preparation for their future which was born in their next generation, their youth of that time long long ago. Please Enjoy!