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Swinomish Tribe faces racist and violent threats due to fishing
Environment | National
Swinomish Tribe faces racist and violent threats due to fishing (May 13, 2016)
Anti-Indian sentiments are once again surfacing in Washington as fishermen clash with tribes over their treaty-protected rights.

Washington tribes to submit fish management plan after talks fail
Environment
Washington tribes to submit fish management plan after talks fail (April 20, 2016)
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.

Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river
Canada | Environment | Law | National
Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river (April 15, 2016)
A Canadian company that claims it is above U.S. law has once again released toxic chemicals into the Columbia River system.

Alaska shuts down herring fishery after request from Sitka Tribe
Environment
Alaska shuts down herring fishery after request from Sitka Tribe (March 29, 2016)
Chairman Mike Baines said the egg gathering season was one of the worst in recent history.

Supreme Court won't review Alaska tribe's victory in roads case
Environment | Law | National
Supreme Court won't review Alaska tribe's victory in roads case (March 28, 2016)
The Organized Village of Kake won a decision that protects the Tongass National Forest from roads, logging and other development.

Washington tribes prepare for another bad year of salmon runs
Environment
Washington tribes prepare for another bad year of salmon runs (March 16, 2016)
The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission is worried that there aren't enough returning fish to produce the next generation of salmon.

Ojibwe tribal members plead not guilty for exercising treaty rights
Environment | Law
Ojibwe tribal members plead not guilty for exercising treaty rights (February 2, 2016)
The state of Minnesota isn't recognizing the off-reservation fishing and rice gathering rights of Ojibwe residents.

Penobscot Nation loses big decision in river ownership dispute
Environment | Law
Penobscot Nation loses big decision in river ownership dispute (December 17, 2015)
A federal judge determined that the reservation includes the islands within the Penobscot River but that the tribe does not own the river itself.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe offers cash awards for fish caught in lake
Environment
Coeur d'Alene Tribe offers cash awards for fish caught in lake (September 25, 2015)
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.

Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes negotiate hunting agreements
Environment | Law
Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes negotiate hunting agreements (September 22, 2015)
The Cherokee Nation signed the first hunting and fishing compact but the deal is controversial among its citizens.

Study confirms Native people fished for salmon during Ice Age
Environment
Study confirms Native people fished for salmon during Ice Age (September 22, 2015)
The earliest evidence of salmon fishing in North America has been found at a Native settlement in Alaska.

Lummi Nation refutes claims of takeover at coal terminal site
Environment | National
Lummi Nation refutes claims of takeover at coal terminal site (September 14, 2015)
A non-profit with ties to the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Washington is trying to stir even more controversy about the project.

Michael McNally: Ojibwe treaty protected fishing and gathering
Environment | Law | Opinion
Michael McNally: Ojibwe treaty protected fishing and gathering (September 10, 2015)
I’ve come to learn of the remarkably deep continued relationship that many Ojibwe people have with Gull Lake and its environs.

Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project
Canada | Environment | National
Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project (August 25, 2015)
The 22-foot tall totem pole is making a 1,300-mile journey through the United States and Canada.

Crow Tribe and partner join coal export project in Washington
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Crow Tribe and partner join coal export project in Washington (August 14, 2015)
The Gateway Pacific Terminal has encountered strong opposition from the Lummi Nation.

Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy
Environment | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers raise tribal concerns in genetic foods controversy (August 6, 2015)
The Republican-led House defeated a proposal that would have recognized tribal authority over genetically modified foods.

Mille Lacs Band halts walleye harvest amid declining numbers
Environment | National
Mille Lacs Band halts walleye harvest amid declining numbers (August 3, 2015)
Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin took action after meeting with spiritual leaders on the reservation.

Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan
Canada | Environment | Opinion
Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan (July 28, 2015)
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.

9th Circuit sides with Suquamish Tribe in fishing rights dispute
Environment | Law
9th Circuit sides with Suquamish Tribe in fishing rights dispute (July 28, 2015)
A dispute arose with the Tulalip Tribes, whose leaders tried to exclude certain fishing grounds from a ruling made back in 1975.

Crow Tribe and Lummi Nation at odds over big coal project
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Crow Tribe and Lummi Nation at odds over big coal project (July 21, 2015)
The Crows wants to develop their coal resources but a tribe nearly a thousand miles away is posing hurdles to the project.

Colville Tribes report vandalism of boat with racist messages
Environment | Law | National
Colville Tribes report vandalism of boat with racist messages (July 15, 2015)
The fishing boat was defaced with 'KKK' and 'White Power' messages.

Washington fights tribal treaty rights decision before 9th Circuit
Environment | Law | National
Washington fights tribal treaty rights decision before 9th Circuit (July 6, 2015)
A federal judge ordered the state to fix more than 800 culverts that prevent salmon from returning to usual and accustomed tribal fishing places.

Phillip Lestenkof and Myron Melovidov: Native fishery threatened
Environment | Opinion
Phillip Lestenkof and Myron Melovidov: Native fishery threatened (June 1, 2015)
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.

Maine lawmakers won't back fishing agreements with tribes
Environment | Law | Politics
Maine lawmakers won't back fishing agreements with tribes (May 15, 2015)
The state continues to assert jurisdiction over tribal fishing activities and attempts to resolve the impasse have been at a standstill.

Nez Perce Tribe bars members from selling treaty fish harvest
Environment
Nez Perce Tribe bars members from selling treaty fish harvest (May 12, 2015)
The ban applies to hatchery and wild salmon caught within the tribe's treaty territory.

Opinion: Incorporate Native knowledge into management
Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Incorporate Native knowledge into management (May 11, 2015)
Native ways of knowing don't always square with Western science, but they're rooted in millennia of culture and experience.

Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes eye role in wildlife management
Environment | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Alaska tribes eye role in wildlife management (May 11, 2015)
For too many years the state has spent significant resources litigating against a tribal say instead of listening.

Column: Bois Forte Band welcomes visitors to fishing opener
Environment | Opinion
Column: Bois Forte Band welcomes visitors to fishing opener (May 8, 2015)
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.

Judge's ruling from 1979 affirmed Michigan tribal fishing rights
Environment | Law
Judge's ruling from 1979 affirmed Michigan tribal fishing rights (May 7, 2015)
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.

Top Maine official opposes bill for fishing agreements with tribes
Environment | Law
Top Maine official opposes bill for fishing agreements with tribes (April 29, 2015)
The head of the Department of Marine Resources says that tribal members must comply with state laws.

Editorial: Minnesota tribes work together to address treaty rights
Environment | Law | Opinion
Editorial: Minnesota tribes work together to address treaty rights (April 23, 2015)
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.

Lummi Nation told Crow Tribe about impacts of coal terminal
Business | Environment | National
Lummi Nation told Crow Tribe about impacts of coal terminal (March 23, 2015)
The Lummis oppose the export terminal but the Crows believe it could help their economy.

Lummi Nation submits more data in fight against coal terminal
Environment | National
Lummi Nation submits more data in fight against coal terminal (March 6, 2015)
North America's largest coal export terminal would be built at Cherry Point, a historic tribal village and fishing area.

Ojibwe fishermen in Minnesota win decision in treaty rights case
Environment | Law
Ojibwe fishermen in Minnesota win decision in treaty rights case (February 10, 2015)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said the fishermen have a right to earn a living by selling what they catch.

Passamaquoddy Tribe won't talk with tidal power developers
National | Politics
Passamaquoddy Tribe won't talk with tidal power developers (October 31, 2014)
The tribe says the $125 million project will destroy a lucrative elver fishery.

Tribes hail Oregon decision to deny permit for coal export project
Environment
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.

Oregon won't pursue charges against Yakama Nation fishermen
Environment | Law
Oregon won't pursue charges against Yakama Nation fishermen (August 7, 2014)
Two tribal members were cited for fishing lamprey out of season but they asserted their treaty rights.

Report faults Maine over dealings with Passamaquoddy Tribe
Environment | Law | National
Report faults Maine over dealings with Passamaquoddy Tribe (July 16, 2014)
State has claimed authority over tribal fishing activities.

NWPR: Umatilla Tribes protest plans for coal shipping terminal
Environment
NWPR: Umatilla Tribes protest plans for coal shipping terminal (July 11, 2014)
The Umatilla Tribes say they won't accept money in exchange for supporting a coal export terminal in eastern Oregon.

WXPR: Sokaogon Band opposes state emergency fishing rule
Environment
WXPR: Sokaogon Band opposes state emergency fishing rule (May 29, 2014)
The Sokaogon Chippewa Community says it wasn't consulted about higher fishing limits for non-Indians in Wisconsin.

KUOW: Yakama Nation opposes coal terminal on fishing grounds
Environment | National
KUOW: Yakama Nation opposes coal terminal on fishing grounds (May 21, 2014)
The Yakama Nation of Washington says a coal export terminal would impact treaty-protected fishing grounds.

Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. (May 6, 2014)
Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

Ryan Wilson: Indian Country loses a great warrior in Billy Frank
Opinion
Ryan Wilson: Indian Country loses a great warrior in Billy Frank (May 6, 2014)
The fishing and treaty rights warrior has gone home, even at the age of 83 it seems unfair and too soon.

New York charges tribal fishermen with illegal elver poaching
Environment | Law
New York charges tribal fishermen with illegal elver poaching (April 25, 2014)
The state of New York has charged several tribal members with poaching elvers.

Virginia tribes question interpretation of treaty fishing rights
Environment | Law | Federal Recognition
Virginia tribes question interpretation of treaty fishing rights (April 16, 2014)
The Pamunkey Tribe and the Mattaponi Tribe are questioning a new interpretation of their treaty fishing and hunting rights in Virginia.

Column: Minnesota tribes should adjust treaty fishing techniques
Opinion
Column: Minnesota tribes should adjust treaty fishing techniques (March 31, 2014)
Columnist says Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota should adjust their upcoming fishing season in order to protect walleye.

Bill to clear tribal fishermen of convictions headed to governor
Environment | Law | Politics
Bill to clear tribal fishermen of convictions headed to governor (March 6, 2014)
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).

MPBN: State tries to place fish limits on Passamaquoddy Tribe
Environment
MPBN: State tries to place fish limits on Passamaquoddy Tribe (February 21, 2014)
The state of Maine continues efforts to impose fishing limits on the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township.

Maine tribes criticize state for pulling out of fishing agreement
Environment | Law
Maine tribes criticize state for pulling out of fishing agreement (February 19, 2014)
Tribal leaders are criticizing the state of Maine for abruptly pulling out of a fishing agreement.

Jamie Bissonette Lewey: Maine must keep promise to tribes
Opinion
Jamie Bissonette Lewey: Maine must keep promise to tribes (February 3, 2014)
Jamie Bissonette Lewey, the chairman of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission, discusses a fishing dispute.

Passamaquoddy Tribe makes progress on state fishing talks
Environment | Law
Passamaquoddy Tribe makes progress on state fishing talks (January 30, 2014)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe and the state of Maine are near a final agreement on elver fishing.

Elders of Coeur d'Alene Tribe give name for new fish species
Environment
Elders of Coeur d'Alene Tribe give name for new fish species (January 30, 2014)
Elders from the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho have provided the name for a new species of fish.

Law Article: IRS proposes rule to  address fishing rights income
Law
Law Article: IRS proposes rule to address fishing rights income (November 20, 2013)
Attorneys discuss a proposed Internal Revenue Service regulation that would address income earned from tribal members who exercise their fishing rights.

Niki Cleary:  A Tulalip perspective on dispute over fishing dock

Niki Cleary: A Tulalip perspective on dispute over fishing dock (September 26, 2013)
Niki Cleary, a member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, addresses controversy over the closing of a fishing dock to the public.

Charges dismissed against trio of  Passamaquoddy   fishermen
Environment | Law
Charges dismissed against trio of Passamaquoddy fishermen (August 13, 2013)
Charges were dismissed against three members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine who were accused of violating state fishing laws.

Radio:  Little Traverse Bay Bands  debut $2.5M fish hatchery
Environment
Radio: Little Traverse Bay Bands debut $2.5M fish hatchery (August 5, 2013)
Interlochen Public Radio reports on a fish hatchery just opened by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan.

IPR:  Looking back on the battle for tribal rights in Michigan
Environment | Law | Federal Recognition
IPR: Looking back on the battle for tribal rights in Michigan (June 26, 2013)
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...

Crow Tribe looking to develop   enormous  coal resource deposit
Business | Environment | National
Crow Tribe looking to develop enormous coal resource deposit (June 19, 2013)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is looking to benefit from a large coal resource deposit on its reservation.

Not all Alaska Native villages benefit from fish quota program
Business | National
Not all Alaska Native villages benefit from fish quota program (June 19, 2013)
Not all Alaska Native villages are benefiting from a federally-created fish quota program, according to The New York Times.

Column: Menominee Nation   brings fish to  ancestral grounds
Environment | Opinion
Column: Menominee Nation brings fish to ancestral grounds (June 17, 2013)
Columnist reports on successful fish restoration efforts of the Menominee Nation.

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