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Sun'aq Tribe concerned after 30 large whales die in Gulf of Alaska
Sun'aq Tribe concerned after 30 large whales die in Gulf of Alaska (August 25, 2015)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating what is being called an 'unusual mortality event' in Alaska.


Public comment period extended on whale hunt for Makah Nation
Public comment period extended on whale hunt for Makah Nation (June 4, 2015)

The tribe secured the right to hunt in the 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay but the federal courts have ruled that the hunt must comply with federal law.


Makah Nation mounts strong defense of whaling at public hearing
Makah Nation mounts strong defense of whaling at public hearing (May 1, 2015)

An opponent was so moved by the testimony of tribal members that he changed his position on the hunt.


Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt
Public turns out for first hearing on Makah Nation's whale hunt (April 28, 2015)

The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay secures the tribe's right to hunt but environmental groups have slowed the process through litigation.


Column: Racism and ignorance in Makah Nation hunting debate
Column: Racism and ignorance in Makah Nation hunting debate (March 16, 2015)

With the Makah Indian whale hunt back in the news this past week, also back is the flood of advice for the tribe.


Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts
Makah Nation committed to resumption of treaty whale hunts (March 6, 2015)

The tribe's last successful gray whale hunt occurred in May 1999.


Yurok Tribe mourns loss of gray whale that spent 56 days  in river
Yurok Tribe mourns loss of gray whale that spent 56 days in river (August 17, 2011)

The Yurok Tribe of California is mourning the loss of a gray whale that died after spending 56 days in the Klamath River. The tribe tried to help the...


Yurok Tribe tries to help  stranded gray whale get  back   to   ocean
Yurok Tribe tries to help stranded gray whale get back to ocean (July 28, 2011)

The Yurok Tribe of California is trying to help a 45-foot-long gray whale that has been stuck in the Klamath River for four weeks back to the ocean. But the...


Column: Remembering the big fish legends of   Cherokee people
Column: Remembering the big fish legends of Cherokee people (March 17, 2011)

"When a fisherman in the Smokies region receives a sudden strike from a huge fish that breaks his line or maybe even drags his tackle away before he can react,...