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Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe resumes gillnetting pike in Idaho (4/11/2017)
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is using gillnets to cut down on northern pike in hopes of helping cutthroat trout populations in northern Idaho.
article Tribe resumes gillnetting northern pike in Lake Coeur d’Alene (4/11/2017)
(Idaho) -- Gillnets are being deployed again this year as fisheries biologists begin another season of a multi-year project targeting northern pike in order to improve...
article Tribe resumes gillnetting northern pike in Lake Coeur d’Alene (4/10/2017)
(Idaho) -- In North Idaho, where northern pike are tolerated by state fisheries managers and prized by many anglers, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has been clamping down...
article Tribe to pay fish bounty for Lake Coeur d'Alene research (9/25/2015)
(Idaho) -- A tribe is implementing a temporary bounty on northern pike as it studies cutthroat trout predators. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports starting Oct. 1, the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Karuk Tribe

article Karuk Tribe Restricts Fishing (4/11/2017)
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe announced today that it is restricting subsistence fishing on the Klamath River, a reaction to predictions that this year's run of...
article ‘A cultural tragedy’: Karuk Tribe cuts salmon harvest to 200 fish (4/11/2017)
(California) -- For the first time in its history, the Karuk Tribe will be limiting ceremonial salmon harvests for tribal members because of the record low forecast for...
press release Karuk Tribal Council places restrictions on fishing amid low salmon projection (4/10/2017)
(California) -- The Karuk Tribal Council has taken the unprecedented step of placing restrictions on subsistence fishing by Tribal Members for the first time in history.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Fort Peck

article No Bison for Fort Peck as Annual Yellowstone Kill Winds Down (4/6/2017)
(Montana) -- More than a thousand wild American buffalo, or bison, have been killed this year in the annual cull of animals from Yellowstone Park—hundreds of them...
1 Article on this Issue

ANWR

article Senate votes to lift limits on hunting Alaska grizzlies and wolves on federal land (3/21/2017)
(Alaska) -- The Senate voted Tuesday to abolish a rule restricting specific hunting practices on national wildlife refuges in Alaska — including trapping, baiting...
1 Article on this Issue

Yurok Tribe

article Huffman works with Yurok Tribe on funding for fisheries disaster (2/2/2017)
(California) -- The U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker declared a fisheries disaster for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, Washington and California in...
article Yurok Tribe releases statement in favor of fishery disaster declaration (2/2/2017)
(California) -- For the last two years, the Klamath River has had record-low salmon runs. Yurok Chairman Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr. released a statement thanking U.S....
article Yurok Tribe adopt stringent fishing regulations for salmon (5/6/2016)
(California) -- The Yurok Tribe approved stringent spring fishing regulations to protect the population of Chinook salmon in Klamath-Trinity Basin. The regulations...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article Tribe, Farmers Agree to Keep Cows From Fouling Shellfish Beds (1/7/2017)
(Washington) -- A northwest Washington tribe's shellfish beds are a step closer to getting cleaned up after years of contamination. On Thursday, the Lummi Nation...
1 Article on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article For Tulalips, protecting treaty rights means restoring habitat (10/22/2016)
(Washington) -- From the deck of a 30-foot research boat owned by the Tulalip Tribes, Terry Williams pointed out the remnants of a bulkhead along Mission Beach where not...
article Accused crab poachers arrested in Marysville (1/13/2016)
(Washington) -- Two Tulalip tribal members are accused of poaching possibly thousands of crab from Puget Sound. The two men were arrested after selling the crab at a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Choctaw Tribe

article Tribal-state compacts will benefit Wildlife Department (9/4/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- Just as the Cherokee Nation did last year, the Choctaw Nation last week entered into a hunting and fishing compact with the state of Oklahoma. Under the...
article Choctaws reveal details of pending hunting, fishing compact (8/29/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has announced details of the proposed fishing and hunting compact it expects to sign with the state of Oklahoma. Last week,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Bison Hunting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (8/11/2016)
(South Dakota) -- At first glance, explorer and National Geographic grantee Chris Bashinelli might seem like your cliché New Yorker: brash, assertive, an avid talker,...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Treaty Rights Battle Links Hunting and Oil Pipelines in Minnesota (7/22/2016)
(Minnesota) -- Members of several northern Minnesota Ojibwe Bands are preparing a legal challenge to reaffirm hunting, fishing and gathering rights guaranteed by their...
article Salmon fishing reopens after state-tribal agreement ends lengthy gridlock (7/5/2016)
(Washington) -- After an extended stalemate in negotiations between state and tribal officials closed the Puget Sound region to salmon fishing on May 1, those areas area...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Red Lake Tribe

article 10 years later, Red Lake success story endures (6/18/2016)
(Minnesota) -- Pat Brown and Gary Barnard were working at opposite ends of Upper and Lower Red Lakes in 1997, but the fisheries biologists encountered scenarios that...
article A milestone for Red Lake: 10 years of walleye fishing in state and tribal waters (with video) (5/14/2016)
(Minnesota) -- Pat Brown and Gary Barnard were working at opposite ends of Upper and Lower Red lakes in 1997, but the fisheries biologists encountered scenarios that...
article Red Lake Reservation: The great 'trout-doors' (2/17/2016)
(Minnesota) -- We drilled the last few holes of the day out in deeper water. The 7-foot spot I'd been fishing held a healthy 21-inch rainbow earlier that Larry...
article Red Lake rendezvous (1/17/2016)
(Minnesota) -- Let's get one thing straight here right off the bat about this early January fishing excursion: We'd picked the coldest day of a mostly wimpy...
article Small lakes offer big fun on Red Lake Indian Reservation (6/14/2015)
(Minnesota) -- The tiny jig tipped with a piece of crawler barely had hit the bottom of the lake some 40 feet below when it got smacked by a rainbow trout.
article Lake in Red Lake Indian Reservation serves up fast action for rainbow trout (6/7/2015)
(Minnesota) -- The tiny jig tipped with a piece of crawler barely had hit the bottom of the lake some 40 feet below when it got smacked by a rainbow trout. There was no...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Tribe To Propose Own Fishing, Hunting Laws (3/11/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission could soon finalize hunting and fishing regulations for card-carrying tribe members that...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation issuing first hunting and fishing licenses to tribal citizens (12/23/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- The first batch of 2016 hunting and fishing licenses are hitting the mailboxes of Cherokee Nation citizens across the state of Oklahoma. Cherokee Nation...
article Disagreement persists over Cherokee Nation/Oklahoma hunting-fishing compact (8/21/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- Though it passed the Tribal Council and was signed by both parties, the issue of the Cherokee Nation’s hunting and fishing compact with the state...
article Some Cherokees unhappy hunting, fishing compact (8/10/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- Some Cherokee Nation citizens are unhappy with the tribe’s recently signed hunting and fishing compact with the state of Oklahoma and are circulating...
article Cherokee Citizens Petitioning Compact Between Tribe, State (6/6/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- A group of Cherokees is criticizing a new compact between the tribe and the state. Chief Bill John Baker and Governor Fallin signed the compact last month...
article SMITH: Baker Gives Away Treaty Rights and $300,000 a Year (6/5/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- A coalition of Chief Baker’s voting block rushed through acceptance of a tribal compact with the state of Oklahoma severely limiting the rights of...
article BAKER: Historic agreement between Cherokee Nation and state of Oklahoma expands hunting and fishing rights for Cherokees (6/3/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- For millennia, we Cherokees have provided for our families by hunting and fishing the lands. Even before European encroachment, it’s how we fed our...
article Cherokee Nation Gets Shaken Down By Fallin & Oklahoma (6/1/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a compact Friday, May 29, to expand hunting and fishing rights for Cherokee Nation...
article Compact expands hunting, fishing rights for Cherokees (5/30/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a compact with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, expanding hunting and fishing rights for Cherokee...
article Oklahoma Governor, Cherokee Nation Chief Sign Compact (5/30/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker have signed a compact authorizing bulk purchases of Oklahoma hunting and...
article BREAKING: Tribal Council approves hunting and fishing compact with state (5/29/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- A three-year hunting and fishing compact between the Cherokee Nation and the state of Oklahoma was discussed in the Tribal Council’s Rules Committee...
article Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to sign compact allowing Cherokees to hunt, fish for free (5/29/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Mary Fallin will sign Friday a precedent-setting compact with the Cherokee Nation that will allow its tribal citizens to hunt and fish in Oklahoma for...
article Chief Baker’s rush to compact (5/29/2015)
(Oklahoma) -- Analysis: Cherokee Principal Chief Bill John Baker this Friday has invited guests to witness as he signs away long-held Cherokee Nation hunting and fishing...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Penobscot Tribe

article Federal judge gives split ruling in Penobscot Nation lawsuit against state (12/18/2015)
(Maine) -- All sides are finding something to praise in a federal judge's ruling on Wednesday in a legal dispute between the Penobscot Nation and the state over the...
article Judge rules against Penobscot Nation in lawsuit over river rights (12/16/2015)
(Maine) -- The Penobscot Indian reservation includes the islands on the main stem of the Penobscot River but not the water itself, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S....
article Judge rules Penobscot Nation reservation does not include river’s waters (12/16/2015)
(Maine) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Penobscot Nation’s reservation ends at the shoreline of tribal islands, siding with the state in a...
article Judge: Penobscot Reservation Does Not Include River's Waters, But Tribe Has Fishing Rights (12/16/2015)
(Maine) -- A federal judge has delivered a closely watched decision in a lawsuit defining the boundaries of the Penobscot Indian Reservation and the tribe's...
article Tribes, State Extend Lake Superior Fishing Agreement (12/16/2015)
(Wisconsin) -- Two northern Wisconsin tribes and the state are extending their current Lake Superior fishing agreement for the time being. A 10-year agreement expired...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Tribe one step closer to buying county land that tribal/non-tribal members can hunt on (12/2/2015)
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band is working with St. Louis County to purchase upwards of 1,200 acres of land for about $1 million. The tax-forfeited forested land is...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article Court Hears Arguments in Penobscot Nation Suit Over River Jurisdiction (10/14/2015)
(Maine) -- More than a hundred people filled a courtroom in U.S. District Court here Wednesday morning to hear arguments in a lawsuit brought by the Penobscot Nation...
1 Article on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Ho-Chunk closes ammunition plant to non-tribal hunters (9/11/2015)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has closed 1,550 acres at the shuttered Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Sauk County to non-tribal hunters.
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article Indian Fishing and Wild Rice Harvesting, in Context (9/10/2015)
(Minnesota) -- The recent assertion by Ojibwe community members of rights under the Treaty of 1855 to gather wild rice and fish on ceded lands at Gull Lake and Hole in...
1 Article on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article N.W.T. Métis Nation signs AIP, draws outrage from other groups (8/10/2015)
(North Canada) -- Aboriginal leaders in the North and South Slave areas of the Northwest Territories say they are outraged the federal government chose to sign an...
1 Article on this Issue

Bigfoot

article Bigfoot hunters converge on Yukon park after alleged sighting (8/6/2015)
(North Canada) -- A recent alleged sighting of Bigfoot in the Yukon has people on the hunt for the elusive creature. The sighting happened just outside of Kluane...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Chinook people welcome 2017’s ‘First Salmon’ (6/21/2017)
(Washington) -- Members of the Chinook Indian Nation carried out one of the most important ceremonies on their calendar of sacred events Friday at Chinook Point in Fort...
article Quebec Innu seek control of fishing club frequented by wealthy Americans (6/20/2017)
(Quebec) -- The riverbed in front of the Moisie Salmon Club is the best place to catch salmon on the Moisie River, a remote waterway east of Sept-Îles, Que. Here the...
article Fish culverts case emits another wake-up beep (6/20/2017)
(Washington) -- Federal courts continue to hold Washington state government’s feet to the fire when it comes to addressing past sins of the settlers. This is...
article Salmon Ceremony honors ancestors, prays for return of staple food (6/20/2017)
(Washington) -- In the hours following a multi-day canoe journey landing by multiple tribes on the shores of a now-submerged ancient fishery, dozens of people from youth...
article Selkirk First Nation takes bigger role in Yukon salmon management (6/19/2017)
(North Canada) -- Traditional knowledge and community involvement are essential for managing chinook salmon, says a fisheries and wildlife officer with the Selkirk First...
article Bend museum playing role in prehistoric fish recovery (6/18/2017)
(Oregon) -- Two Pacific lampreys, residents at the High Desert Museum since February, were released Thursday into the upper Umatilla River basin through a re­...
article Inside the Multi-million-Dollar World of Eel Trafficking (6/12/2017)
(Maine) -- The alleged kingpin of one of the biggest domestic wildlife smuggling operations ever to hit the East Coast is exactly where you’d expect to find him on...
article US cancels new protection for endangered West Coast whales (6/12/2017)
(California) -- The Trump administration on Monday threw out a new rule intended to limit the numbers of endangered whales and sea turtles getting caught in fishing nets...
article Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California Looking to Restore Salmon (6/10/2017)
(California) -- The Flood Control Act of 1944 allegedly authorized the Bureau of Reclamation to construct many dams that flooded out indigenous peoples. This Act created...
article Dakotas buffalo trail tour traces story of American bison (6/10/2017)
(South Dakota) -- From historical details of Native Americans' final great wild buffalo hunts to tales of the animal's rescue from near extinction, a new self-...
article What subsistence looks like at the Apassingok family table: Platter for all with walrus, whale and more from the Bering Sea (5/31/2017)
(Alaska) -- A big, sturdy plastic tray like you might find in a cafeteria overflows with foods from the Bering Sea at Bunnie and Merle Apassingok's home. It is at...
article Wash-ashore subsistence: Beaches of St. Lawrence Island provide a bounty (5/30/2017)
(Alaska) -- A secret bonus for the people of St. Lawrence Island is the foods that wash ashore from the Bering Sea. They call the bounty seafoods, sea vegetables or, in...
article Ivory diver of the Bering Sea finds peace, ancient tusks in his underwater workplace (5/30/2017)
(Alaska) -- Fish and seals, whales and walruses all flourish in the Bering Sea. But for people it is cold, unforgiving and uninviting, a body of water from which few...
article For two Alaska villages, walruses remain essential. As sea ice disappears, can it last? (5/29/2017)
(Alaska) -- No one can quite believe this and yet they saw it coming. Around St. Lawrence Island in the middle of the Bering Sea, a place closer to Russia than the U.S....
article St. Lawrence Island tribal groups tried to protect walruses. Now the animal they rely on faces a threat they cannot control. (5/29/2017)
(Alaska) -- Long ago, the walruses were almost wiped out, and with them the people of St. Lawrence Island. Commercial whalers were the danger. Now a new threat is...
article Running where salmon once flowed (5/28/2017)
(Oregon) -- They run for days in shifts, passing a carved wooden salmon as a relay baton, following the path that spawning salmon once took to return from the Pacific...
article Colville Hunters Want to Hunt Ancestral Lands, BC Government Says No (5/26/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A question about Canadian aboriginal rights is at the heart of an appeal by the British Columbia government that could stop Colville tribal members...
article Pakua Shipi Innu accused of illegal caribou hunting launch constitutional challenge (5/24/2017)
(Labrador) -- Three men accused of illegally hunting caribou in southern Labrador are launching a constitutional challenge, citing aboriginal rights to hunt on...
article Eureka salmon loss put at 70 percent (5/24/2017)
(California) -- The North Coast region is projected to be hardest hit by this year’s salmon collapse, with Eureka facing a 70 percent loss of income. Crescent City...
article For the sake of the herring egg harvest, Sitka Tribe calls for smaller fishery (5/23/2017)
(Washington) -- At a potluck in April, organized by Sitka Tribe of Alaska, the star of the show is herring eggs. Some herring fans dunk their eggs in seal oil, while...

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