Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'fishing'

Skokomish Tribe signs settlement over dams

The Skokomish Tribe of Washington signed a deal to resolve a long-running dispute over two dams that were built on its traditional territory. The tribe will receive a one-time payment of $12.5 million plus 7.25 percent of the value of...

Editorial: State authority over tribal members

"In a unanimous decision, the state Supreme Court has sent a strong statement that the courts can regulate the conduct of tribal members. It's a welcome decision because it gives judges in the state court system the authority over the...

Court allows limit on Chehalis man's fishing rights

The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday limited the fishing rights of a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation. Gerald Cayenne was convicted in state court for fishing illegally with a net. The incident occurred off the reservation....

Shinnecock man fights state fishing citations

A member of the Shinnecock Nation says the state of New York can't interfere with his fishing rights. Gerrod T. Smith was cited for taking flounder and porgies out of season. But he points to an 1659 deed that promised...

Nez Perce Tribe opens commercial fishing

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho opened its commercial fishing season this week in the Snake River basin. The tribe is holding five short seasons for steelhead from now until the end of the month. This year's run is expected...

Judge backs fishing rights for Wenatchi Band

The Wenatchi Band of Washington has fishing rights at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, a federal judge ruled last Tuesday. The Wenatchi are part of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Judge Garr King said the band retains fishing...

Nick Coleman: Bigotry over Mille Lacs fishing

"Somebody tried to kill the Messenger last week. It didn't work. The Mille Lacs Messenger is a weekly newspaper published in Isle, Minn., on the southeast shore of Lake Mille Lacs, a fertile area that seems to spawn conflict,...

Outdoors: Quality fishing on Red Lake Reservation

"The fish twisting and turning some 20 feet below the boat clearly was a lake trout, and it wasn’t the least bit interested in our company on this sunny Tuesday morning in late June. “I hope they’re biting,” Al...

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