Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
The 2020 United States census is underway. This count, which happens every 10 years, helps determine federal funding, representation, and services throughout the country. It is especially important to Indian Country, as an accurate count provides the data to plan for programs and services in our communities. All of CRITFC’s member tribes are official partners […]
Sunday, September 29, tribal leaders, dancers, and drummers helped welcome Pacific lamprey to the Oregon Zoo in Portland. A gathering of over 200 tribal, federal, state, and local dignitaries, elected officials, and general public attended the event. Representatives from the three partner organizations—the Oregon Zoo, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and CRITFC, gave short addresses […]
Jeremy Red Star Wolf (Umatilla) taking the oath of office to become the 2019-2020 CRITFC chair. The oath was administered by outgoing chair Ryan Smith (Warm Springs). Umatilla tribal leader Jeremy Red Star Wolf was sworn in as the 2019-2020 chairman of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission at its July meeting, which concludes today. […]
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Today the Oregon Zoo in Portland, in partnership with CRITFC and its member tribes and the US Fish & Wildlife Service, welcomed Pacific lamprey to the zoo’s Pacific Northwest exhibit. Their new home next to the salmon, sturgeon, and bald eagle habitat was given a traditional blessing by Warm Springs elder Emerson Squiemphen. CRITFC extends […]
Thanks to the heroic efforts and sacrifice of the salmon, people, animals, and plants hundreds of miles from the coast can take part in the richness that the ocean provides. On World Oceans Day, we honor the gifts that the oceans provide.
by Jeremy FiveCrows, critfc public affairs “Everywhere you are, Indians have been.” This phrase captures the simple truth of the history of this land. Every hill; every creek; every meadow; every forest; every river on this continent has a story of its connection to the indigenous peoples who lived here. Some of these stories are […]
Back in 2008, CRITFC, the Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama tribes, the Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Reclamation signed the Columbia Basin Fish Accords—a decade-long agreement that secured funding for salmon restoration projects throughout the Columbia River Basin. Now, ten years later, we have an opportunity to look back and […]
Hereditary Chief of the Walla Walla Tribe Carl Sampson passed away November 15, 2017 in Pendleton, Oregon.
It is with heavy heart that CRITFC shares the news of the passing of Roy Sampsel, our first executive director and a dedicated advocate of tribes throughout the United States for nearly fifty years.
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This year’s low number of steelhead returning to spawn are getting a helping hand from the Nez Perce Tribe and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission this week when fisheries biologists are releasing approximately 100 wild, B-run steelhead into the Snake River.
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