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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 A teenager on a Gambell whaling crew scored the village's second successful strike of the season (4/24/2017)
(Alaska) -- Families and community members on St. Lawrence island are eating bowhead whale after a local hunter caught Gambell's second whale of the season last week...
article Yakama Nation Remembers 30th Anniversary Of Fish Wars (4/23/2017)
(Washington) -- You know the name Rosa Parks. But do you know David Sohappy? He was at the center of a 30-year legal battle over Native American rights to fish salmon....
article Native Americans caught salmon here for millennia. Now the world is hooked. (4/21/2017)
(Washington) -- Out in the middle of nowhere, people look out for one another. That fact is especially evident in the boonies of southern Washington as you cut east...
article How Ottawa is using a snow crab boom to move quota to First Nations (4/21/2017)
(Nova Scotia) -- The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says it is in the process of telling First Nations which communities will get a piece of the 1,100 tonnes of snow...
article Indigenous communities in New Brunswick to benefit from increased snow crab (4/21/2017)
(New Brunswick) -- Mi’kmaq and Maliseet communities in New Brunswick are hoping a bump in their snow crab quotas will help pay for programs that are underfunded by...
article Yurok reps meet Siskiyou supervisors for salmon presentation (4/19/2017)
(California) -- Yurok Tribe representatives gave a presentation at Tuesday’s Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors meeting on the ways in which the tribe hopes to...
article Yakama Nation Remembers 30th Anniversary Of Fish Wars (4/18/2017)
(Washington) -- You know the name Rosa Parks. But do you know David Sohappy? He was at the center of a 30-year legal battle over Native American rights to fish salmon....
article California tribes fear abysmal salmon run may trigger public health crisis (4/16/2017)
(California) -- Native American communities are bracing for a public health crisis this year in California’s misty, rugged northwestern corner. In the Pacific...
article California tribes fear abysmal salmon run may trigger public health crisis (4/14/2017)
(California) -- Native American communities are bracing for a public health crisis this year in California’s misty, rugged northwestern corner. In the Pacific...
article Yakamas to commemorate anniversary of 'Salmonscam' (4/14/2017)
(Washington) -- A gathering commemorating the 35th anniversary of a federal fish-buying sting known as the “Salmonscam” will be held Tuesday at Heritage...
article Tribal members condemn eagle, hawk poaching (4/13/2017)
(Montana) -- Shortly after a news story broke on a major Western Montana television news station about eagle poaching on the Flathead Reservation calls started coming...
article Native Americans caught salmon here for millennia. Now the world is hooked. (4/8/2017)
(Washington) -- Out in the middle of nowhere, people look out for one another. That fact is especially evident in the boonies of southern Washington as you cut east...
article A Grim Forecast for Klamath River Salmon Worries Tribes and Fishing Fleet (4/7/2017)
(California) -- It’s looking like another bleak season ahead for Northern California salmon –- especially for the fall run of chinook on the Klamath River....
article The ‘last generation of salmon fishermen’? (4/6/2017)
(California) -- California tribes and fishermen stated Thursday they will be calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a fisheries disaster because of the dismal forecast...
article Montana lawmakers approve licenses for traditional tribal bison hunts (4/5/2017)
(Montana) -- The Montana Senate has given final approval for a bill to provide limited licenses to state tribal groups for the traditional hunting of wild bison.
article Montana lawmakers approve licenses for traditional tribal bison hunts (4/4/2017)
(Montana) -- Montana lawmakers have given final approval for a bill to provide limited licenses to state tribal groups for the traditional hunting of wild bison.
article New documentary looks into the Grizzly Truth of annual bear hunt in B.C. (4/4/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A new documentary called The Grizzly Truth has been released. The documentary highlights the controversy surrounding the grizzly bear hunt that...
article Norway Opens This Year's Whaling Season With Huge Kill Quota (4/2/2017)
(Norway) -- Every year in April, Norway's six-month whaling season takes off. This year the country's government is allowing 999 minke whales to be hunted.
article Smith: Chippewa tribes, sport anglers must exercise walleye restraint (3/30/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The six bands of Chippewa tribes in northern Wisconsin have declared intentions to spear 61,723 walleyes in 2017, a 6% increase from last year and third...
article Court decision may open border to First Nation hunters from U.S. (3/29/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A new court ruling could make it impossible for the federal government to stop members of a First Nation who live in the U.S. from coming to B.C....

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