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President Trump signs two more Indian Country bills into law
President Trump signs two more Indian Country bills into law (December 12, 2018)

Policies adopted during more paternalistic eras of federal Indian policy are finally coming to an end.


Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways
Mark Trahant: Ballot initiatives impact tribal communities in big ways (October 30, 2018)

There are a lot of reasons for Native voters to get the polls in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington.


Salmon recovery threatened by rising numbers of sea lions
Salmon recovery threatened by rising numbers of sea lions (August 16, 2018)

Reducing sea lion and seal populations in our region is a difficult, but necessary action that must be taken.


YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions
YES! Magazine: Protect salmon and protect tribal traditions (July 5, 2018)

Salmon are at the center of ceremonies, art, and identity for tribes in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California.


Rosalyn LaPier: Supreme Court case reminds us about tribal connections to food
Rosalyn LaPier: Supreme Court case reminds us about tribal connections to food (June 18, 2018)

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.


'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory
'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory (June 12, 2018)

Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.


Treaty tribes score unusual victory in closely-watched Supreme Court case
Treaty tribes score unusual victory in closely-watched Supreme Court case (June 11, 2018)

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.


Monte Mills: Supreme Court weighs old tribal treaties in modern case
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.'


Tribes hail historic Supreme Court hire as justices hear treaty rights case
Tribes hail historic Supreme Court hire as justices hear treaty rights case (April 18, 2018)

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.


Supreme Court schedules April 18 argument in tribal treaty rights case
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.