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Underscore.news: Torn apart
Underscore.news: Torn apart (June 4, 2020)

COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of events everywhere. But in Indian Country, not congregating comes with added cost—and risk.


President Trump signs two more Indian Country bills into law
President Trump signs two more Indian Country bills into law (December 12, 2018)

Policies adopted during more paternalistic eras of federal Indian policy are finally coming to an end.


Teen ordered to apologize to treaty tribes for starting massive fire
Teen ordered to apologize to treaty tribes for starting massive fire (May 22, 2018)

A 15-year-old boy started a massive fire that endangered treaty and cultural resources along the Columbia River.


Treaty tribes cheer as Washington governor puts end to oil project
Treaty tribes cheer as Washington governor puts end to oil project (January 30, 2018)

Tribes with treaty rights along the Columbia River are praising Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) for killing a controversial oil project.


Trump administration seeks to privatize power system tied to treaty tribes
Trump administration seeks to privatize power system tied to treaty tribes (July 28, 2017)

The Trump administration is seeking to privatize the Columbia River power system but treaty tribes and key members of Congress are pushing back.


Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington
Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington (June 27, 2016)

Tribes with treaty rights along the Columbia River are hoping to defeat the proposed terminal in Washington.


Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory
Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory (June 15, 2016)

The 96-car train carrying crude oil derailed in the usual and accustomed fishing grounds of the Columbia River treaty tribes.


Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River
Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River (April 20, 2016)

An appropriations bill advancing in Congress urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete plans for a new tribal village at The Dalles Dam.


Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes
Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes (April 14, 2016)

Help might finally be on the way for four treaty tribes whose members are forced to endure substandard living conditions along the Columbia River.


Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River
Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River (April 11, 2016)

Another year cannot pass without action to improve living conditions and provide more housing for the people whose culture and heritage are at one with the majestic Columbia River.


Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes
Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes (March 15, 2016)

The four Columbia River treaty tribes lost prime fishing sites due to the construction of dams between the 1930s through the 1970s.


Pacific Northwest tribes 'very worried' about future of salmon
Pacific Northwest tribes 'very worried' about future of salmon (July 31, 2015)

Drought conditions, climate change and disease are threatening the existence of one of the most important tribal food items.


Tribes hail Oregon decision to deny permit for coal export project
Tribes hail Oregon decision to deny permit for coal export project (August 19, 2014)

The Oregon Department of State Lands said an energy company failed to address the impacts on tribal fishing sites.


Brooklyn Baptiste: Tribal fishery programs show great success
Brooklyn Baptiste: Tribal fishery programs show great success (June 24, 2014)

Brooklyn Baptiste, the chairman of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, urges the Northwest Power and Conservation Council to respect tribal fishery programs.


Tribes in Pacific Northwest rely on hatcheries to restore fish runs
Tribes in Pacific Northwest rely on hatcheries to restore fish runs (February 18, 2014)

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest have successfully restored runs of fish with their hatcheries, a practice that is coming under fire in the courtrooms.


Column: Nez Perce Tribe played big role in  salmon restoration
Column: Nez Perce Tribe played big role in salmon restoration (September 16, 2013)

Columnist reflects on role played by Nez Perce Tribe in restoration salmon to the Columbia River.


NWPR: Yakama Nation continues tradition with lamprey harvest
NWPR: Yakama Nation continues tradition with lamprey harvest (July 29, 2013)

Northwest Public Radio reports on a lamprey harvest by members of the Yakama Nation:


CRITFC chair to testify at House hearing on species protection
CRITFC chair to testify at House hearing on species protection (June 4, 2013)

Kathryn Brigham, the chairwoman of the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, will testify at at House hearing on species protection.


Fishing tribes watch  as states update water quality standards
Fishing tribes watch as states update water quality standards (April 1, 2013)

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are leading efforts to improve water quality standards. Oregon upgraded its standards in 2011 in response to a study that showed members of tribes with...


BSPR: Nez Perce Tribe and Yakama Nation work to help fish
BSPR: Nez Perce Tribe and Yakama Nation work to help fish (March 28, 2013)

Boise State Public Radio reports on efforts by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Yakama Nation to improve runs of fish in the Columbia...


Kathryn Brigham: Tribes work together  to restore  salmon runs
Kathryn Brigham: Tribes work together to restore salmon runs (November 1, 2012)

"Amidst the mud-slinging in Columbia River salmon politics, citizens of the Pacific Northwest should know that there is a path forward. That path forward is not the current allocation fight...


Pacific Northwest tribes oppose coal terminals  along the coast
Pacific Northwest tribes oppose coal terminals along the coast (October 12, 2012)

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are opposing plans to build a series of coal exporting terminals along the West Coast in Washington and Oregon. The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians...


House passes bill to allow Columbia River tribes to kill sea lions
House passes bill to allow Columbia River tribes to kill sea lions (June 20, 2012)

The House voted 232 to 188 on Tuesday to pass H.R. 2578, a measure that includes provisions to allow Columbia River treaty tribes to kill sea lions that eat endangered...


BSPR: Tribes defend law to kill sea lions to protect salmon
BSPR: Tribes defend law to kill sea lions to protect salmon (April 26, 2012)

"A coalition of tribal groups says sea lions are eating far more salmon along the Columbia River than previously thought. The claim comes in a legal fight over whether wildlife...


Tribes celebrate completion of Columbia River fishing sites
Tribes celebrate completion of Columbia River fishing sites (April 26, 2012)

Leaders of tribes with treaty rights on the Columbia River celebrated the completion of the last of 31 fishing sites. Federal law authorized the construction of fishing sites to replace...


Emily Washines: Dam's removal a step in    right direction
Emily Washines: Dam's removal a step in right direction (October 28, 2011)

"The existence of Condit Dam has been a blink of time in the history of the White Salmon watershed. Since time immemorial, the White Salmon River has originated from the...


Editorial: Tribes push for strong water standard  in Oregon
Editorial: Tribes push for strong water standard in Oregon (October 24, 2011)

"Oregon has a rich tradition of national environmental leadership — and it now includes the most rigorous standards for toxic water pollution in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection...


Blog: Nez Perce Tribe wants to negotiate   agreement for  salmon
Blog: Nez Perce Tribe wants to negotiate agreement for salmon (October 7, 2011)

"The Nez Perce tribe is asking Sen. Mike Crapo to help establish a stakeholder’s “solution table” to negotiate a long term agreement on salmon and power in the Columbia Basin....


OPB:  Northwest tribes feel  impact of climate change on foods
OPB: Northwest tribes feel impact of climate change on foods (July 29, 2011)

"Northwest tribal leaders say they're seeing climate change affect food sources that are vital to their culture. "All we can do is try to help these plants and animals adapt....


New chairman for Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
New chairman for Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (June 23, 2011)

Gerald Lewis, a member of the Yakama Nation, has been elected chairman of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Lewis will serve one year. He was chosen for the position...


Columbia River treaty tribes back bill to lethally remove sea lions
Columbia River treaty tribes back bill to lethally remove sea lions (March 9, 2011)

Tribes with treaty rights on the Columbia River support a bill that will allow them to lethally remove California sea lions in order to protect endangered salmon runs. H.R.964, the...