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In memoriam: Elizabeth Furse

In memoriam: Elizabeth Furse

Photo of Elizabeth at CRITFC’s 2006 Wy-Kan-Ush-Pum Gala where she announced and gave out that year’s Spirit of the Salmon awards. — The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission mourns the loss of Elizabeth Furse. Her advocacy for Native people was...
In Memoriam: Johnny Jackson

In Memoriam: Johnny Jackson

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission mourns the loss of our elder and Commissioner atway Johnny Jackson after his recent hospitalization due to COVID-19. Jackson was Chief of the Cascade Band of the Yakama and represented the Yakama Nation at CRITFC with...
In Memoriam: Bobby Begay

In Memoriam: Bobby Begay

It is with heavy hearts we share that CRITFC has lost one of our own. Bobby Begay—Celilo Village leader, Yakama tribal member, and the CRITFC lead fish technician—passed away last night from COVID-19 complications. Bobby was dedicated to his family, the Celilo...
In Memoriam: Terry Courtney, Jr.

In Memoriam: Terry Courtney, Jr.

Warm Springs tribal elder Terry Courtney Jr. passed away on June 15. Mr. Courtney served on the Warm Springs Fish & Wildlife Commission, representing his tribe at CRITFC for over five years. His work in service to the tribes ranged from representing tribal issues...

Fluoride and Salmon

CRITFC Executive Director Paul Lumley Statement on Portland’s Fluoridation Proposal The information circulating around Portland’s proposal to fluoridate Portland’s water supply can be overwhelming. Both proponents and opponents are extremely passionate about their...

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