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André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California tooFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
André Cramblit: Water is life for salmon and tribes in California too (12/29)
'We need to remain diligent and continue to fight for environmental justice.'
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes (12/09)
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 WashingtonFiled Under: Environment | Politics
White House task force to address treaty issues in Washington (10/19)
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 festivalFiled Under: Environment | National
Yurok Tribe focuses on removal of dams for annual salmon festival (08/19)
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 salmonFiled Under: Environment | National
Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon (07/22)
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 foodsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (07/18)
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 courtFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Washington tribes win major fishing rights decision at appeals court (06/27)
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 WashingtonFiled Under: Environment | National
Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington (06/27)
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 runsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Tribes in northern California take action to protect salmon runs (06/24)
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 failFiled Under: Environment
Washington tribes to submit fish management plan after talks fail (04/20)
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 hatcheriesFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Jeremy Red Star Wolf: Treaty tribes see success with hatcheries (03/21)
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 runsFiled Under: Environment
Washington tribes prepare for another bad year of salmon runs (03/16)
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 runsFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Lorraine Loomis: Tribes in Washington face dwindling salmon runs (03/14)
Every year we must wait and hope that enough fish return to feed our families and culture.
Steven Toby: Northwest tribes maintain responsibility for salmonFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Steven Toby: Northwest tribes maintain responsibility for salmon (03/14)
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 effortsFiled Under: Environment | Law | Opinion
Lorraine Loomis: Help treaty tribes with salmon recovery efforts (02/12)
More salmon would mean more fishing, more jobs and healthier economies for everyone.
Tom Colicchio: Let consumers make choices about genetic foodsFiled Under: Environment | Health | Opinion
Tom Colicchio: Let consumers make choices about genetic foods (12/15)
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 FletcherFiled Under: National
Yurok Tribe: Mourning the passing of 'visionary' Troy Fletcher (11/25)
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 salmonFiled Under: Environment | Health | Politics
Quinault Nation slams approval of genetically modified salmon (11/23)
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 salmonFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
FDA won't require special label for genetically modified salmon (11/20)
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 AgeFiled Under: Environment
Study confirms Native people fished for salmon during Ice Age (09/22)
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 glaciersFiled Under: Environment | National
Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers (08/28)
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 damsFiled Under: Environment | National
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees benefits from removal of dams (08/11)
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 Filed Under: Environment | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy (08/06)
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 salmonFiled Under: Environment | National
Pacific Northwest tribes 'very worried' about future of salmon (07/31)
Drought conditions, climate change and disease are threatening the existence of one of the most important tribal food items.
Opinion: Incorporate Native knowledge into managementFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Incorporate Native knowledge into management (05/11)
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 hatcheryFiled Under: Environment
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe runs into opposition to fish hatchery (04/22)
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 mineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Robert Heyano: Alaska tribes committed to fight against mine (02/18)
Bristol Bay is a unique and valuable treasure that cannot be put at risk.
EPA decision anticipated on mine opposed by Alaska NativesFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | Law | National | Politics
EPA decision anticipated on mine opposed by Alaska Natives (02/16)
The Pebble Mine would be one of the largest gold-mining operations in the world.
Suquamish Tribe shares fish from hatchery at annual giveawayFiled Under: Environment
Suquamish Tribe shares fish from hatchery at annual giveaway (10/21)
People lined up on Monday for free fish from the Grovers Creek Hatchery.
California tribes support release of water to benefit salmon runsFiled Under: Environment | Law
California tribes support release of water to benefit salmon runs (08/28)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe pushed for the release of more water.
Don Gentry: Agreements protect sovereignty of Klamath TribesFiled Under: Opinion
Don Gentry: Agreements protect sovereignty of Klamath Tribes (08/07)
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 TribeFiled Under: Opinion
Andre Cramblit: Dams pose threat to survival of the Karuk Tribe (08/06)
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 reservationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Yurok Tribe combats illegal marijuana farms on reservation (07/22)
The farms are damaging sacred sites, harming salmon runs and depleting the water supply.
Nisqually Tribe enters agreement to open new park with stateFiled Under: Environment
Nisqually Tribe enters agreement to open new park with state (06/04)
Site is close to the birthplace of Chief Leschi.
Editorial: Don't mess with successes of Northwest treaty tribesFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Don't mess with successes of Northwest treaty tribes (05/28)
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 happyFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: Billy Frank Jr. was a rebel who was always happy (05/08)
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 TribeFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Removal of dam benefits Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (05/08)
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.Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. (05/06)
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 83Filed Under: National
Treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. passes away at age of 83 (05/05)
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 NativesFiled Under: Environment | National
EPA takes step that could block mine opposed by Alaska Natives (03/03)
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 NativesFiled Under: Environment | National
EPA finds major risk in mine opposed by Alaska Natives (01/16)
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 Filed Under: Environment
KUOW: Yakama Nation center gives salmon a fighting chance (10/24)
The Yakama Nation of Washington is helping fish come back to the Columbia River.
OPB: Swinomish Tribe wins decision in Washington water caseFiled Under: Environment | Law
OPB: Swinomish Tribe wins decision in Washington water case (10/04)
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 returnFiled Under: Environment
National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails salmon return (10/03)
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 NativesFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Firm pulls out of controversial mine opposed by Alaska Natives (09/17)
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 salmonFiled Under: Opinion
Danielle Vigil-Masten: Court decision is good news for salmon (09/16)
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 restorationFiled Under: Opinion
Column: Nez Perce Tribe played big role in salmon restoration (09/16)
Columnist reflects on role played by Nez Perce Tribe in restoration salmon to the Columbia River.
Jeromy Sullivan: Tribe honors tradition at salmon ceremonyFiled Under: Opinion
Jeromy Sullivan: Tribe honors tradition at salmon ceremony (09/11)
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 projectFiled Under: Environment | National
Cowlitz Tribe announces opposition to coal terminal project (09/10)
The Cowlitz Tribe is joining opposition to a coal terminal in Washington.
NWPR: Washington tribes worried about dam killing salmonFiled Under: Environment
NWPR: Washington tribes worried about dam killing salmon (08/30)
A dam in Washington is killing endangered and threatened runs of salmon.
New     EPA  leader visits  controversial Pebble Mine site in AlaskaFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
New EPA leader visits controversial Pebble Mine site in Alaska (08/28)
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  Filed Under: Environment | National
Penobscot Nation aims for return of salmon with dam removal (07/26)
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 traditionsFiled Under: Environment
OPB: Siletz Tribes welcome first salmon with ancient traditions (07/04)
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on the first salmon ceremony of the Siletz Confederated Tribes.
Colville Tribes hail  opening for  $50M Columbia River hatcheryFiled Under: Environment
Colville Tribes hail opening for $50M Columbia River hatchery (07/02)
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 threatFiled Under: Opinion
Callan J. Chythlook-Sifsof: Native subsistence under threat (06/28)
Callan J. Chythlook-Sifsof, a former Olympian, discusses Alaska Native opposition to the Pebble Mine.
Washington wants 9th Circuit to take up treaty fishing   caseFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Washington wants 9th Circuit to take up treaty fishing case (05/29)
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 hatcheryFiled Under: Environment
BPA seeks public comment on Umatilla Tribes salmon hatchery (04/18)
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...
Supreme Court won't hear  mining case involving Karuk Tribe Filed Under: Environment | Law
Supreme Court won't hear mining case involving Karuk Tribe (03/18)
The U.S. Supreme Court won't be hearing a mining dispute involving the Karuk Tribe of California. In June 2012, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Forest...
Leonard Masten: Remove dams on Klamath     to protect tribesFiled Under: Opinion
Leonard Masten: Remove dams on Klamath to protect tribes (02/12)
"Dam removal is needed to save the salmon on the Klamath River and restore California's salmon fishing industry; however, the newly renewed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, referenced by The Chronicle...
Leonard Masten: Tribal rights sacrificed in Klamath River fightFiled Under: Opinion
Leonard Masten: Tribal rights sacrificed in Klamath River fight (02/07)
"The Klamath River is the third largest river in the West. It hosts five California tribes, including its largest, and regulates the West Coast’s iconic commercial fishing industry. Its water...

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