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Makah Tribe

12/4/2019

article Letters to the Editor: Whaling is an immoral way for a native tribe to reclaim its heritage
(California) -- To the editor: While we were floating in small boats in one of Baja California’s gray whale “nursery” lagoons, mother whales brought...

12/1/2019

article A U.S. tribe wants to resume whale hunting. Should it revive this tradition?
(Washington) -- Each year at this time, gray whales begin the roughly 6,000-mile journey south from their summer feeding grounds in Alaska to their calving and breeding...

11/29/2019

article SEATTLE TIMES: Honor the Makahs’ treaty right to hunt whales
(Washington) -- The 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay could not be clearer: The U.S. government agreed the Makah Tribe, natives of the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula, had...

11/14/2019

article After 20 years, Washington tribe hopes to hunt whales again
(Washington) -- Patrick DePoe was in high school the last time his Native American tribe in Washington state was allowed to hunt whales. He was on a canoe that greeted...
article Makah Tribe’s quest to hunt another gray whale moves to court
(Washington) -- Twenty years ago, the Makah Indian Tribe hunted and killed a gray whale, touching off both pride and protest around the world. The tribe is attempting to...
article Will Whale Hunting Return to the Pacific Northwest?
(Washington) -- The hunters paddled frantically, closing in on their target. When they drew near, one of them stood in the cedar canoe and thrust a harpoon into the...

11/13/2019

article NOAA Fisheries to advocate in court for Makah Tribe whale hunts
(Washington) -- The Makah Tribe in northwest Washington will make its case starting tomorrow in federal court in Seattle as to why they should be able to resume hunting...

8/25/2019

article Makah whaling hearing scheduled
(Washington) -- A hearing before a federal administrative law judge that could lead to a resumption of Makah whaling has been postponed to Nov. 14. The hearing was...

8/23/2019

article Makah Days festival celebrates culture
(Washington) -- Today begins Makah Days, the 95th annual celebration of Makah culture. The festival spans three days with canoe races, bone games, kids’ races,...

8/22/2019

article Makah Tribe celebrates culture in Neah Bay
(Washington) -- The Makah Tribe will host the 95th annual celebration of its culture and patriotism with Makah Days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This celebration...

4/8/2019

article NOAA Supports Indigenous Tribe's Whale Hunt Request. Some Environmentalists Don't
(Washington) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is backing an indigenous tribe’s request to resume whale hunting rights off Washington...

4/6/2019

article Dori: Makah Tribe claims it needs to kill gray whales for ‘subsistence’
(Washington) -- Back in 1999, I extensively covered the effort by the Makah Tribe to hunt a gray whale. It was horrifying. The more I researched it, the more horrifying...
article Feds support Makah tribe’s push for whale hunt
(Washington) -- Federal officials are supporting a decadeslong request by a Native American tribe in Washington to resume what would be the only authorized whale hunts...

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