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Red Lake Tribe

article Red Lake fishing trip offers mixed bag of fish from shore on the Red Lake River (6/26/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The wind was howling—again—and rain a couple of days earlier likely had made the backroads muddy and treacherous. Trying to get a boat into...
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...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

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

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...
11 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 OP/ED: A very big fish story (8/17/2017)
(Colorado) -- This could be the greatest fish story since the one about loaves and fishes — and with a lot more fish involved, at that. But first some background....
article Internet threats hound teen subsistence hunter after he kills bowhead whale (8/15/2017)
(Alaska) -- Before his story made the Anchorage paper, before the first death threat arrived from across the world, before his elders began to worry and his mother cried...
article ND, tribe to collaborate on Standing Rock elk season (8/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- State and tribal authorities will collaborate on an elk hunting season within the Standing Rock Reservation in southwestern North Dakota. Gov. Doug...
article Colville expand tribal wolf hunting in northeast Washington (8/7/2017)
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has approved wolf hunting for tribal members on land off its reservation in northeast Washington...
article Colville Tribe expands wolf hunting off reservation while pro-wolf groups wail (8/7/2017)
(Washington) -- While animal advocate groups write letters and court the media and public for more "transparency" in managing Washington's recovering wolf...
article Colville tribes to open hunt on wolves near Canadian border (8/5/2017)
(Washington) -- An off-reservation wolf hunt has been approved by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. The tribes approved the hunting season in special...
article GMO salmon caught in U.S. regulatory net, but Canadians have eaten 5 tons (8/4/2017)
(USA) -- Genetically modified salmon have been approved for sale in the United States, but labeling complications have prevented them from coming to market. In Canada,...
article Cops get kids hooked on fishing (8/2/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Aaron Thomas, 10, grasps tightly onto his fishing rod as he watches the red-and-white bobber floating in the warm lake. The bobber goes under for a...
article Native hunters kill whale that made its way to Alaska river (8/2/2017)
(Alaska) -- Federal officials on Tuesday were investigating the killing of a protected gray whale by Native hunters in Alaska after the massive animal strayed into a...
article Extinction Possible as Salmon Runs Hit Near-Record Lows (8/2/2017)
(California) -- The population of spring-run Chinook salmon has ebbed to the point where fish advocates, Native Americans and environmentalists are warning near-term...
article Native hunters kill whale that made its way to Alaska river (8/1/2017)
(Alaska) -- Federal officials on Tuesday were investigating the killing of a protected gray whale by Native hunters in Alaska after the massive animal strayed into a...
article NOAA investigates killing of gray whale in Kuskokwim River (8/1/2017)
(Alaska) -- The whale hunted and killed on the Kuskokwim River Thursday was identified by federal authorities as a large gray whale. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
article Animal hunted in the Kuskokwim River identified as a gray whale (7/31/2017)
(Alaska) -- The whale hunted and killed on the Kuskokwim River Thursday was identified by federal authorities Monday as a large gray whale. A National Oceanic and...
article Aamjiwnaang First Nation bars 'non-members' from fishing on St. Clair River shoreline (7/25/2017)
(Windsor) -- The Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia has barred "non-members" from fishing on the St. Clair River shoreline in its territory. "Chief and...
article Tribal members make trip to Willamette Falls for annual lamprey harvest (7/24/2017)
(Oregon) -- The month of July brings with it an important traditional fishing trip for the Portland area's tribal members, who make their way to Willamette Falls in...
article 'Why are you fishing here?': Spat with Great Slave Lake lodge owner sparks conversation on fishing etiquette (7/16/2017)
(Northwest Territories) -- If you have a fishing licence you can cast your line pretty much anywhere you like on Great Slave Lake, but many people have their own ideas...
article Qalipu, Barry Group moving forward with feds on redfish processing (7/10/2017)
(Canada) -- A partnership between Barry Group Inc. and the Qalipu First Nation could bring a new fishing opportunity to the province's west coast. The two groups are...
article Northwest salmon are the stuff of legends. Despite millions, the species struggles to survive. Can we save them — and at what price? (7/9/2017)
(Oregon) -- The salmon of the Northwest are the stuff of legends. Pioneers talked of rivers so thick that they were tempted to cross on the backs of the fish. When...
article Tribal Leader Optimistic A New Fishing Agreement Can Be Reached This Year (7/5/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Negotiations are ongoing between the state and two tribes over how they will jointly manage fish harvests in Lake Superior. The state and the Red Cliff...
article 'Every day was hell': Community came together to find bodies of Fort Chip hunters, says mother (7/5/2017)
(Alberta) -- Alice Rigney says the community of Fort Chipewyan is an example of what can happen when people pull together. Rigney's son, Keith Marten, was one of...

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