The state of Washington has a duty to protect habitat so that salmon are available for tribes to exercise our treaty rights.
Treaty tribes believe a pollution-based economy is not sustainable. No price can be placed on the value of human health or the resources that sustain us.
Reducing sea lion and seal populations in our region is a difficult, but necessary action that must be taken.
We will never stop fighting to protect and restore salmon habitat because that is the key to recovery.
Key members of Congress are taking a look a subsistence, just a week after tribes scored an unusual victory in a treaty rights case.
Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.
A closely-watched treaty rights case has resulted in victory for tribes but the nation's highest court was so divided that it was unable to reach a decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a new year surprise to Indian Country by agreeing to resolve a treaty rights dispute.
The release of countless farmed salmon into treaty fishing grounds isn't the only crisis facing tribes in Washington -- the state is pursuing an appeal in a critical case.
Anti-Indian sentiments are once again surfacing in Washington as fishermen clash with tribes over their treaty-protected rights.
Tribal and state officials have submitted a joint plan for the salmon fisheries in Puget Sound for the past 30 years but were unable to reach an agreement this year.
The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission is worried that there aren't enough returning fish to produce the next generation of salmon.
More salmon would mean more fishing, more jobs and healthier economies for everyone.
Billy Frank Jr., who passed away in 2014, dedicated his entire life to advancing the rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to change the cancer risk rate used to set state water quality standards from 1 in 1 million to 1 in 100,000.
The educational session comes amid a renewed focus on treaty rights in the nation's capital.
Russ Kepfer, the vice chairman of the Lower Elhwa Klallam Tribe, discusses water quality standards being proposed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).
Lorraine Loomis, the vice chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, offers ways to honor the legacy of the late treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
Here is the last column from Billy Frank Jr., the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission who passed away on Monday at the age of 83.
Billy Frank Jr., a member of the Nisqually Tribe of Washington who defended the treaty rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest, died today.
Billy Frank Jr., the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, is still fighting for salmon and treaty rights, decades after the fish wars in Washington.
Billy Frank Jr., the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, presses for strong water quality standards in Washington.
Tribes with treaty rights could affect a controversial coal export terminal in Washington.
Billy Frank Jr., the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, discusses water-quality standards in Washington
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