The state of Washington has a duty to protect habitat so that salmon are available for tribes to exercise our treaty rights.
Reducing sea lion and seal populations in our region is a difficult, but necessary action that must be taken.
Salmon are at the center of ceremonies, art, and identity for tribes in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California.
The latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.
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.
Although much has changed, the words of treaties remain, in the Constitution’s words, the 'supreme law of the land.'
With the U.S. Supreme Court taking up its third Indian law case of the term, tribes and their advocates are welcoming a historic development.
A victory secured by 21 treaty tribes is in doubt as the state of Washington takes a dispute over culverts to the nation's highest court.
The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a new year surprise to Indian Country by agreeing to resolve a treaty rights dispute.
The Chilkat Indian Village and three conservation groups are in court to stop a mining project in a critical salmon habitat in southeast Alaska.
The Winnemem Wintu learned that descendants of their salmon are thriving in a New Zealand river. The tribe has been fighting to return them home.
Like most actions that harm Native people, the release of tens of thousands of farmed salmon was no accident, Gyasi Ross writes in his last piece on Indian Country Media Network.
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.
The Lummi Nation declared a state of emergency after thousands of farmed salmon spilled into tribal treaty waters in Washington, threatening native species of fish.
The Yurok Tribe is dealing with historically low salmon runs for yet another year.
The Pessamit Innu First Nation is in the United States to express its opposition to a power line that impacts its homelands in Canada.
The state of Washington has been ordered to remove more then 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to treaty fishing sites.
The Pebble Mine had been squashed by the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama visited the area to meet with Native fisherwomen.
Salmon runs have been bad for the last two years and 2017 is shaping up to be the worst in the history of the Klamath River in California.
'We need to remain diligent and continue to fight for environmental justice.'
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to head the Department of the Interior.
The Federal Puget Sound Task Force will coordinate salmon recovery and treaty protection efforts among federal, tribal and state agencies.
There won't be a salmon lunch this year but the California tribe is still expecting thousands for the cultural celebration.
The 54th annual Klamath Salmon Festival will go ahead as planned on August 20 but without the customary salmon lunch.
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.
By a unanimous vote, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state of Washington continues to violate tribal treaties.
Tribes with treaty rights along the Columbia River are hoping to defeat the proposed terminal in Washington.
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe have seen back-to-back years of fish kills and this year's runs are shaping up to be some of the worst on record.
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.
Over the last 40 years, a coalition of tribal, federal and state agencies worked together to reverse salmon declines.
The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission is worried that there aren't enough returning fish to produce the next generation of salmon.
Every year we must wait and hope that enough fish return to feed our families and culture.
The future of the tribes of the Pacific Northwest is inextricably linked to the salmon and steelhead, and we feel a moral obligation to protect and restore sufficient natural habitat to provide for our harvest needs.
More salmon would mean more fishing, more jobs and healthier economies for everyone.
The idea that I would try to hide what’s in my food from my customers offends everything I believe in. It’s also really bad for business.
Troy Fletcher, the longtime executive director for the Yurok Tribe of California, passed away on November 20, 2015. He was 53.
Salmon has played an important role in Northwest tribal life for tens of thousands of years, serving as an important subsistence food and as a cornerstone of tribal economies.
The AquAdvantage Salmon has been deemed safe to eat despite objections from consumer advocates and some lawmakers.
The earliest evidence of salmon fishing in North America has been found at a Native settlement in Alaska.
Water levels will affect the survival of salmon and other fish that play a key role in tribal culture.
More water, more salmon and even more dirt have returned to the Elwha River following the removal of two dams.
The Republican-led House defeated a proposal that would have recognized tribal authority over genetically modified foods.
Drought conditions, climate change and disease are threatening the existence of one of the most important tribal food items.
Native ways of knowing don't always square with Western science, but they're rooted in millennia of culture and experience.
A lawsuit that was filed by an environmental group claims the tribe's fish are harming wild fish.
Bristol Bay is a unique and valuable treasure that cannot be put at risk.
People lined up on Monday for free fish from the Grovers Creek Hatchery.
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe pushed for the release of more water.
Don Gentry, the chairman of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon, explains the need for S.2379, the Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act.
Andre Cramblit, a member of the Karuk Tribe, calls for the removal of dams on the Salmon and Klamath rivers.
The farms are damaging sacred sites, harming salmon runs and depleting the water supply.
Site is close to the birthplace of Chief Leschi.
Newspaper warns Northwest Power and Conservation Council not to upset salmon recovery efforts by treaty tribes.
Because of Billy Frank, Jr., the salmon survive today and have returned to streams where they were once extinct.
Writer argues for the removal of more dams across the nation, citing the benefits seen by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Washington.
Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.