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Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon dispute
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Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon dispute (May 22, 2017)
The state of Washington has been ordered to remove more then 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to treaty fishing sites.

Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska (May 12, 2017)
The Pebble Mine had been squashed by the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama visited the area to meet with Native fisherwomen.

Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster
Environment | Politics
Yurok Tribe seeks federal funds to recover from fisheries disaster (May 5, 2017)
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.

André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California too
Environment | Opinion
André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California too (December 29, 2016)
'We need to remain diligent and continue to fight for environmental justice.'

Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes (December 9, 2016)
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to head the Department of the Interior.

White House task force to address treaty issues in Washington
Environment | Politics
White House task force to address treaty issues in Washington (October 19, 2016)
The Federal Puget Sound Task Force will coordinate salmon recovery and treaty protection efforts among federal, tribal and state agencies.

Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festival
Environment | National
Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festival (August 19, 2016)
There won't be a salmon lunch this year but the California tribe is still expecting thousands for the cultural celebration.

Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon
Environment | National
Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon (July 22, 2016)
The 54th annual Klamath Salmon Festival will go ahead as planned on August 20 but without the customary salmon lunch.

Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods
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Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (July 18, 2016)
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.

Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court
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Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court (June 27, 2016)
By a unanimous vote, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state of Washington continues to violate tribal treaties.

Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington
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Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington (June 27, 2016)
Tribes with treaty rights along the Columbia River are hoping to defeat the proposed terminal in Washington.

Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs
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Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs (June 24, 2016)
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.

Washington tribes to submit fish management plan after talks fail
Environment
Washington tribes to submit fish management plan after talks fail (April 20, 2016)
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.

Jeremy Red Star Wolf: Treaty tribes see success with hatcheries
Environment | Opinion
Jeremy Red Star Wolf: Treaty tribes see success with hatcheries (March 21, 2016)
Over the last 40 years, a coalition of tribal, federal and state agencies worked together to reverse salmon declines.

Washington tribes prepare for another bad year of salmon runs
Environment
Washington tribes prepare for another bad year of salmon runs (March 16, 2016)
The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission is worried that there aren't enough returning fish to produce the next generation of salmon.

Lorraine Loomis: Tribes in Washington face dwindling salmon runs
Environment | Opinion
Lorraine Loomis: Tribes in Washington face dwindling salmon runs (March 14, 2016)
Every year we must wait and hope that enough fish return to feed our families and culture.

Steven Toby: Northwest tribes maintain responsibility for salmon
Environment | Opinion
Steven Toby: Northwest tribes maintain responsibility for salmon (March 14, 2016)
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.

Lorraine Loomis: Help treaty tribes with salmon recovery efforts
Environment | Law | Opinion
Lorraine Loomis: Help treaty tribes with salmon recovery efforts (February 12, 2016)
More salmon would mean more fishing, more jobs and healthier economies for everyone.

Tom Colicchio: Let consumers make choices about genetic foods
Environment | Health | Opinion
Tom Colicchio: Let consumers make choices about genetic foods (December 15, 2015)
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.

Yurok Tribe: Mourning the passing of 'visionary' Troy Fletcher
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Yurok Tribe: Mourning the passing of 'visionary' Troy Fletcher (November 25, 2015)
Troy Fletcher, the longtime executive director for the Yurok Tribe of California, passed away on November 20, 2015. He was 53.

Quinault Nation slams approval of genetically modified salmon
Environment | Health | Politics
Quinault Nation slams approval of genetically modified salmon (November 23, 2015)
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.

FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon
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FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon (November 20, 2015)
The AquAdvantage Salmon has been deemed safe to eat despite objections from consumer advocates and some lawmakers.

Study confirms Native people fished for salmon during Ice Age
Environment
Study confirms Native people fished for salmon during Ice Age (September 22, 2015)
The earliest evidence of salmon fishing in North America has been found at a Native settlement in Alaska.

Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers
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Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers (August 28, 2015)
Water levels will affect the survival of salmon and other fish that play a key role in tribal culture.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees benefits from removal of dams
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Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees benefits from removal of dams (August 11, 2015)
More water, more salmon and even more dirt have returned to the Elwha River following the removal of two dams.

Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy
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Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy (August 6, 2015)
The Republican-led House defeated a proposal that would have recognized tribal authority over genetically modified foods.

Pacific Northwest tribes 'very worried' about future of salmon
Environment | National
Pacific Northwest tribes 'very worried' about future of salmon (July 31, 2015)
Drought conditions, climate change and disease are threatening the existence of one of the most important tribal food items.

Opinion: Incorporate Native knowledge into management
Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Incorporate Native knowledge into management (May 11, 2015)
Native ways of knowing don't always square with Western science, but they're rooted in millennia of culture and experience.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery
Environment
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery (April 22, 2015)
A lawsuit that was filed by an environmental group claims the tribe's fish are harming wild fish.

Robert Heyano: Alaska tribes committed to fight against mine
Environment | Opinion
Robert Heyano: Alaska tribes committed to fight against mine (February 18, 2015)
Bristol Bay is a unique and valuable treasure that cannot be put at risk.

EPA decision anticipated on mine opposed by Alaska Natives
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EPA decision anticipated on mine opposed by Alaska Natives (February 16, 2015)
The Pebble Mine would be one of the largest gold-mining operations in the world.

Suquamish Tribe shares fish from hatchery at annual giveaway
Environment
Suquamish Tribe shares fish from hatchery at annual giveaway (October 21, 2014)
People lined up on Monday for free fish from the Grovers Creek Hatchery.

California tribes support release of water to benefit salmon runs
Environment | Law
California tribes support release of water to benefit salmon runs (August 28, 2014)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe pushed for the release of more water.

Don Gentry: Agreements protect sovereignty of Klamath Tribes
Opinion
Don Gentry: Agreements protect sovereignty of Klamath Tribes (August 7, 2014)
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: Dams pose threat to survival of the Karuk Tribe
Opinion
Andre Cramblit: Dams pose threat to survival of the Karuk Tribe (August 6, 2014)
Andre Cramblit, a member of the Karuk Tribe, calls for the removal of dams on the Salmon and Klamath rivers.

Yurok Tribe combats illegal marijuana farms on reservation
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Yurok Tribe combats illegal marijuana farms on reservation (July 22, 2014)
The farms are damaging sacred sites, harming salmon runs and depleting the water supply.

Nisqually Tribe enters agreement to open new park with state
Environment
Nisqually Tribe enters agreement to open new park with state (June 4, 2014)
Site is close to the birthplace of Chief Leschi.

Editorial: Don't mess with successes of Northwest treaty tribes
Opinion
Editorial: Don't mess with successes of Northwest treaty tribes (May 28, 2014)
Newspaper warns Northwest Power and Conservation Council not to upset salmon recovery efforts by treaty tribes.

Mark Trahant: Billy Frank Jr. was a rebel who was always happy
Opinion
Mark Trahant: Billy Frank Jr. was a rebel who was always happy (May 8, 2014)
Because of Billy Frank, Jr., the salmon survive today and have returned to streams where they were once extinct.

Opinion: Removal of dam benefits Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Removal of dam benefits Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (May 8, 2014)
Writer argues for the removal of more dams across the nation, citing the benefits seen by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Washington.

Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
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Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. (May 6, 2014)
Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

Treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. passes away at age of 83
National
Treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. passes away at age of 83 (May 5, 2014)
Billy Frank Jr., a member of the Nisqually Tribe of Washington who defended the treaty rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest, died today.

EPA takes step that could block mine opposed by Alaska Natives
Environment | National
EPA takes step that could block mine opposed by Alaska Natives (March 3, 2014)
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to protect a salmon fishery in Alaska, a move that could spell the end of a huge mine opposed by Native villages and corporations.

EPA finds major risk in mine opposed by Alaska Natives
Environment | National
EPA finds major risk in mine opposed by Alaska Natives (January 16, 2014)
The controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska poses a significant risk to salmon and the Alaska Native way of life, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

KUOW: Yakama Nation center  gives  salmon a fighting chance
Environment
KUOW: Yakama Nation center gives salmon a fighting chance (October 24, 2013)
The Yakama Nation of Washington is helping fish come back to the Columbia River.

OPB: Swinomish Tribe wins decision in Washington water case
Environment | Law
OPB: Swinomish Tribe wins decision in Washington water case (October 4, 2013)
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on a victory for the Swinomish Tribe in a water dispute in Washington.

National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails salmon return
Environment
National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails salmon return (October 3, 2013)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is seeing strong runs of salmon now that dams have been removed from the Elwha River.

Firm pulls out of controversial mine opposed by Alaska Natives
Business | Environment | National
Firm pulls out of controversial mine opposed by Alaska Natives (September 17, 2013)
A firm that put $541 million into the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska has withdrawn from the project.

Danielle Vigil-Masten: Court decision is  good news for salmon
Opinion
Danielle Vigil-Masten: Court decision is good news for salmon (September 16, 2013)
Danielle Vigil-Masten, the chairwoman of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, calls on California and Oregon to work on long-term plans for water in the Klamath River basin.

Column: Nez Perce Tribe played big role in  salmon restoration
Opinion
Column: Nez Perce Tribe played big role in salmon restoration (September 16, 2013)
Columnist reflects on role played by Nez Perce Tribe in restoration salmon to the Columbia River.

Jeromy Sullivan: Tribe honors tradition at salmon ceremony
Opinion
Jeromy Sullivan: Tribe honors tradition at salmon ceremony (September 11, 2013)
Jeromy Sullivan, the chairman of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington, reflects on the Return of the Salmon ceremony.

Cowlitz Tribe announces opposition to coal terminal project
Environment | National
Cowlitz Tribe announces opposition to coal terminal project (September 10, 2013)
The Cowlitz Tribe is joining opposition to a coal terminal in Washington.

NWPR: Washington tribes worried about dam killing salmon
Environment
NWPR: Washington tribes worried about dam killing salmon (August 30, 2013)
A dam in Washington is killing endangered and threatened runs of salmon.

New     EPA  leader visits  controversial Pebble Mine site in Alaska
Environment | National | Politics
New EPA leader visits controversial Pebble Mine site in Alaska (August 28, 2013)
Gina McCarthy, the new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency, visited the site of the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska on Tuesday.

Penobscot Nation aims for return of salmon with dam removal
Environment | National
Penobscot Nation aims for return of salmon with dam removal (July 26, 2013)
The Penobscot Nation is hailing the removal of the Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River in Maine.

OPB: Siletz Tribes welcome first salmon with ancient traditions
Environment
OPB: Siletz Tribes welcome first salmon with ancient traditions (July 4, 2013)
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on the first salmon ceremony of the Siletz Confederated Tribes.

Colville Tribes hail  opening for  $50M Columbia River hatchery
Environment
Colville Tribes hail opening for $50M Columbia River hatchery (July 2, 2013)
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington opened the $50 million Chief Joseph Hatchery last month.

Callan J. Chythlook-Sifsof: Native subsistence under threat
Opinion
Callan J. Chythlook-Sifsof: Native subsistence under threat (June 28, 2013)
Callan J. Chythlook-Sifsof, a former Olympian, discusses Alaska Native opposition to the Pebble Mine.

Washington wants 9th Circuit to take up treaty fishing   case
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Washington wants 9th Circuit to take up treaty fishing case (May 29, 2013)
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear a treaty fishing rights case. In April, Judge Ricardo Martinez ordered the state to fix...

BPA seeks public comment on   Umatilla Tribes salmon hatchery
Environment
BPA seeks public comment on Umatilla Tribes salmon hatchery (April 18, 2013)
The Bonneville Power Administration held two public hearing this week on a salmon hatchery for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The hatchery would be located on the...

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