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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...

Welcoming back the “Little Salmon”

Since ancient time, the Nez Perce witnessed the return of Chinook, sockeye, coho, and steelhead to their waters. During the twentieth century, though, those numbers dwindled. The coho were hit hardest, driven to extinction in the Snake River Basin. Thanks to Nez Perce...
Honoring First Salmon

Honoring First Salmon

One of the Columbia River tribes’ most important ceremonies is the First Salmon Feast. This salmon ceremony occurs before open fishing takes place. It is why every fishing season begins with a ceremonial harvest for fishers to catch salmon for use in these ceremonies....

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