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Monte Mills: Supreme Court weighs old tribal treaties in modern case
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Monte Mills: Supreme Court weighs old tribal treaties in modern case (May 14, 2018)

Although much has changed, the words of treaties remain, in the Constitution’s words, the 'supreme law of the land.'

Supreme Court schedules April 18 argument in tribal treaty rights case
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Supreme Court schedules April 18 argument in tribal treaty rights case (February 26, 2018)

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.

Treaty tribes stunned as Supreme Court agrees to hear salmon passage case
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Treaty tribes stunned as Supreme Court agrees to hear salmon passage case (January 15, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a new year surprise to Indian Country by agreeing to resolve a treaty rights dispute.

Chilkat Indian Village sues to protect salmon runs from mining project in Alaska
Environment | Law

Chilkat Indian Village sues to protect salmon runs from mining project in Alaska (December 6, 2017)

The Chilkat Indian Village and three conservation groups are in court to stop a mining project in a critical salmon habitat in southeast Alaska.

YES! Magazine: Winnemem Wintu Tribe struggles to bring salmon back home
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YES! Magazine: Winnemem Wintu Tribe struggles to bring salmon back home (October 11, 2017)

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.

Gyasi Ross: Commercial industry intentionally poisons our indigenous foods
Environment | Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Commercial industry intentionally poisons our indigenous foods (September 7, 2017)

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.

Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington
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Treaty tribes upset with appeal in major case amid salmon disaster in Washington (August 29, 2017)

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.

Lummi Nation declares emergency after farmed salmon spill into treaty waters
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Lummi Nation declares emergency after farmed salmon spill into treaty waters (August 25, 2017)

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.

Yurok Tribe forced to rely on outside salmon again as yearly festival approaches
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Yurok Tribe forced to rely on outside salmon again as yearly festival approaches (August 14, 2017)

The Yurok Tribe is dealing with historically low salmon runs for yet another year.

Pessamit Innu cross Canadian border to fight power line in New Hampshire
Canada | Environment

Pessamit Innu cross Canadian border to fight power line in New Hampshire (July 20, 2017)

The Pessamit Innu First Nation is in the United States to express its opposition to a power line that impacts its homelands in Canada.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.