Whale hunt hearing today
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FEBRUARY 1, 2001

A public hearing on the controversial whale hunt of the Makah Nation of Washington takes place in Seattle this evening.

The public will comment on four options laid out by the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding the hunt. The NMFS says it can't ignore the treaty-reserved right of the tribe to hunt.

Get the Draft Environmental Assessment:
Makah Whaling Draft Environmental Assessment (NMFS January 2001)

Send Public Comments on Draft to:
Gale Heim
Office of Protected Resources
NOAA Fisheries, 1315East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Get the Story:
Public hearing to focus on Makah whaling (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 2/1)

Only on Indianz.Com:
The Makah Whale Hunt (A Top Story of 1999)

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Whaling protester sentenced (The Talking Circle 09/05)
Makah ruling overturned (Tribal Law 6/9)
Metcalf's Indian history (The Talking Circle 6/9)
Metcalf pleased with ruling (Tribal Law 6/9)
Protester to face court (Tribal Law 06/06)
Injured whale hunt protester remains defiant (The Talking Circle 4/21)

Relevant Links:
The Makah Nation -