Yakama Nation still part of tribal fish commission

The Yakama Nation of Washington still belongs to the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, although the tribe has revoked the commission's authority over tribal members.

Yakama leaders and members have criticized the commission, saying it overstepped its authority to enforce Yakama fishing laws. But the tribe said it still belongs the organization, founded to represent the four tribes with treaty rights on the Columbia River.

The other members of the commission are the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, the Umatilla Tribes of Oregon and the Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon.

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Yakamas still part of intertribal fish group (The Yakima Herald-Repubic 3/17)

Relevant Links:
Columbia Inter-Tribal Fish Commission - http://www.critfc.org
NOAA Fisheries - http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov

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