These waters were, and are, the very pulse of Ojibwe traditional culture.
A 15-year-old boy started a massive fire that endangered treaty and cultural resources along the Columbia River.
Anti-Indian sentiments are once again surfacing in Washington as fishermen clash with tribes over their treaty-protected rights.
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.
A Canadian company that claims it is above U.S. law has once again released toxic waste into the Columbia River.
Chairman Mike Baines said the egg gathering season was one of the worst in recent history.
The Organized Village of Kake won a decision that protects the Tongass National Forest from roads, logging and other development.
The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission is worried that there aren't enough returning fish to produce the next generation of salmon.
The state of Minnesota isn't recognizing the off-reservation fishing and rice gathering rights of Ojibwe residents.
A federal judge determined that the reservation includes the islands within the Penobscot River but that the tribe does not own the river itself.
The tribe will pay $5 for every northern pike caught in the southern third of Lake Coeur d’Alene and some fish with special tags will fetch between $50 and $500.
The Cherokee Nation signed the first hunting and fishing compact but the deal is controversial among its citizens.
The earliest evidence of salmon fishing in North America has been found at a Native settlement in Alaska.
A non-profit with ties to the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Washington is trying to stir even more controversy about the project.
I’ve come to learn of the remarkably deep continued relationship that many Ojibwe people have with Gull Lake and its environs.
The 22-foot tall totem pole is making a 1,300-mile journey through the United States and Canada.
The Gateway Pacific Terminal has encountered strong opposition from the Lummi Nation.
The Republican-led House defeated a proposal that would have recognized tribal authority over genetically modified foods.
Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin took action after meeting with spiritual leaders on the reservation.
I am frightened to think that what happened at Mount Polley could happen here in our back yard now that the Red Chris Mine is operational.
A dispute arose with the Tulalip Tribes, whose leaders tried to exclude certain fishing grounds from a ruling made back in 1975.
The Crows wants to develop their coal resources but a tribe nearly a thousand miles away is posing hurdles to the project.
The fishing boat was defaced with 'KKK' and 'White Power' messages.
A federal judge ordered the state to fix more than 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to usual and accustomed tribal fishing places.
Our home, the island of Saint Paul in the Pribilof Islands, is located in the central Bering Sea in the heart of the nation’s richest commercial fisheries.
The state continues to assert jurisdiction over tribal fishing activities and attempts to resolve the impasse have been at a standstill.
The ban applies to hatchery and wild salmon caught within the tribe's treaty territory.
Native ways of knowing don't always square with Western science, but they're rooted in millennia of culture and experience.
For too many years the state has spent significant resources litigating against a tribal say instead of listening.
In many respects, the Bois Forte Band exemplifies ways that communities of different cultural backgrounds can get along, even when the issue is sharing natural resources.
The decision was a victory for the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, the Bay Mills Indian Community and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
The head of the Department of Marine Resources says that tribal members must comply with state laws.
Lake Vermilion’s reputation as one of the state’s premier walleye lakes dodged a potential bullet this past week, thanks to the efforts of the Bois Forte Tribal Council.
The Lummis oppose the export terminal but the Crows believe it could help their economy.
North America's largest coal export terminal would be built at Cherry Point, a historic tribal village and fishing area.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said the fishermen have a right to earn a living by selling what they catch.
The tribe says the $125 million project will destroy a lucrative elver fishery.
The Oregon Department of State Lands said an energy company failed to address the impacts on tribal fishing sites.
Two tribal members were cited for fishing lamprey out of season but they asserted their treaty rights.
State has claimed authority over tribal fishing activities.
The Umatilla Tribes say they won't accept money in exchange for supporting a coal export terminal in eastern Oregon.
The Sokaogon Chippewa Community says it wasn't consulted about higher fishing limits for non-Indians in Wisconsin.
The Yakama Nation of Washington says a coal export terminal would impact treaty-protected fishing grounds.
Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
The fishing and treaty rights warrior has gone home, even at the age of 83 it seems unfair and too soon.
The state of New York has charged several tribal members with poaching elvers.
The Pamunkey Tribe and the Mattaponi Tribe are questioning a new interpretation of their treaty fishing and hunting rights in Virginia.
Columnist says Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota should adjust their upcoming fishing season in order to protect walleye.
A bill to clear tribal fishermen who were convicted of exercising their fishing rights is headed to the desk of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).
The state of Maine continues efforts to impose fishing limits on the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township.
Tribal leaders are criticizing the state of Maine for abruptly pulling out of a fishing agreement.
Jamie Bissonette Lewey, the chairman of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission, discusses a fishing dispute.
The Passamaquoddy Tribe and the state of Maine are near a final agreement on elver fishing.
Elders from the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho have provided the name for a new species of fish.
Attorneys discuss a proposed Internal Revenue Service regulation that would address income earned from tribal members who exercise their fishing rights.
Niki Cleary, a member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, addresses controversy over the closing of a fishing dock to the public.
Charges were dismissed against three members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine who were accused of violating state fishing laws.
Interlochen Public Radio reports on a fish hatchery just opened by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan.
Interlochen Public Radio looks back on the tribal fishing wars in Michigan: Arthur Duhamel played a pivotal role in the history of his people. In 1974 he launched a new...
The Crow Tribe of Montana is looking to benefit from a large coal resource deposit on its reservation.