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Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day

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...
Fish Accords 10-year Summary

Fish Accords 10-year Summary

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...
In memoriam: Chief Carl Sampson

In memoriam: Chief Carl Sampson

Carl Sampson, also known as Peo Peo Mox Mox (Yellowbird) and was the hereditary Chief of the Walla Walla Tribe, passed away November 15, 2017 in Pendleton, Oregon. Carl was born August 19, 1933 at Tutuilla Flats on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon. His parents...
Giving Steelhead a Helping Hand

Giving Steelhead a Helping Hand

This article and its accompanying photos are the final project for CRITFC’s 2017 social media intern Cyrus Lyday. CRITFC hosted Cyrus through the Siletz Tribe’s tribal internship program. Johnny Jackson, a hereditary river chief of the Yakama Nation tells a story...

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