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Makah Nation to seek waiver to conduct whale hunt

The Makah Nation of Washington is filing papers today to seek federal approval for its controversial whale hunt.

The federal government has approved the whale hunt twice in the last 10 years. What's different about this attempt is that the tribe ill seek a waiver under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to carry out one of their oldest traditions.

The shift in approach comes in response to a ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court, for the first time, said the 1972 law limits the tribe's treaty rights.

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Makahs will seek whaling waiver (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 2/14)

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