- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) - The Coquille (KOH’-kwel) Indian Tribe has purchased thousands of acres of culturally-rich land in Curry County and regained a piece of its ancestral heritage.

The Coos Bay World reports (https://bit.ly/1J5gwXK ) a deal between the tribe and Ecotrust Forest Management after six months of negotiations was finalized last week.

The tribe has acquired 3,200 acres of land, previously known as “the Sixes.” It has been renamed Sek-wet-se by the tribe, which refers to the shape of the river at its mouth.

The land was once part of the tribe’s ancestral homeland and contains a mix of timber, salmon, and hunting and foraging habitat.

Coquille Tribal Chief Don Ivy says the property allows the tribe to explore cultural traditions.

He says the land will partially be used to generate revenue from timber sales.

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Information from: The World, https://www.theworldlink.com

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