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Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission has released the 2022 Update of the Tribal Energy Vision for the Columbia River Basin. This Energy Vision was developed to ensure that the energy transition taking place to combat climate change is done in a way that also protects already imperiled Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead populations. “Renewable […]

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Author: Jeremy FiveCrows
Posted: September 9, 2022, 10:28 pm

Warm Springs tribal leader Ron Suppah was sworn in as the 2022-2023 Chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission during its July meeting.

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Author: Jeremy FiveCrows
Posted: August 2, 2022, 6:33 pm

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.

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Author: Jeremy FiveCrows
Posted: June 8, 2022, 7:00 am

  Yesterday, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland, Regional BIA Director Bryan Mercier, and several senior BIA advisors visited three Columbia River tribal fishing access sites. At the Cooks In-lieu Site, Assistant Secretary Newland announced that $880,000 had been provided by the Biden-Harris Administration to upgrade the water and sanitation systems at Cascade Locks, Ft […]

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Author: Jeremy FiveCrows
Posted: May 4, 2022, 4:15 pm

  In 2007, the Nez Perce Tribe’s Pacific lamprey restoration team, led by the late Elmer Crow, released a group of lamprey into Newsome Creek, a small tributary of the South Fork Clearwater River in Idaho. They had been collected from the lower Columbia River and transported 400 miles upriver to spare them from the […]

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Author: Jeremy FiveCrows
Posted: April 25, 2022, 9:00 am

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission mourns the passing of our elder and former Chair Fidelia Andy, who represented the Yakama Nation at the CRITFC commission table from 2006 to 2010. Fidelia Andy was a strong advocate for all the First Foods. She was driven by a commitment to traditional gathering and fishing, protecting tribal […]

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Author: Jeremy FiveCrows
Posted: March 8, 2022, 3:45 pm

The new water year (started on Oct. 1) has seen highly variable rain and mountain snowfall catches. The seasonal rain/snow accumulation graphic (below) suggests higher than normal totals in the north Oregon and Washington Cascades, northeast Oregon, southern Idaho, western British Columbia, and western Montana, while below normal in central/southern Oregon. Ocean and atmosphere indicators […]

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Author: Jeremy FiveCrows
Posted: February 26, 2022, 12:08 am

It’s that time of year again! Salmon Claus is making preparations to spread holiday cheer to the children and elders living at the tribal fishing access sites along the Columbia River. Each year, the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission carries on this tradition started nearly a decade ago by CRITFC Enforcement Officer Jerrod Daniel. Originally […]

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Author: Jeremy FiveCrows
Posted: December 9, 2021, 7:27 pm
Author: Jeremy FiveCrows
Posted: November 30, 2021, 9:38 pm

Tribal people across the United States are once again showing the way, this time by leading the country in vaccination rates. As of this week, 55 percent of Natives in Umatilla County are vaccinated compared to only 31 percent for the whole county. And 51 percent of the eligible Native population in Yakima County is […]

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Author: Jeremy FiveCrows
Posted: June 23, 2021, 3:01 pm
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