The fish in the Columbia River and its tributaries are of paramount importance to our people, our diet, and our health.

Through our treaty-reserved rights, we advocate for the resources that cannot speak for themselves, and we provide outreach and education activities that empower others to do the same.

Our biologists and technicians are out in the field every day, actively restoring the river in accordance with our traditions and rigorous science.

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Washington state now requires all K-12 schools to teach a new curriculum called Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State. The Yakama Nation has been an active participant in the development of the curriculum, which educators will use as they teach...

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Yakama Nation Harvest Management

Under the Treaty of 1855, the Yakama Nation reserved the right to fish, hunt and gather and other rights at all usual and accustomed places. This includes the preservation of fish habitat at all usual and accustomed fishing places...

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Harvest News

There will be a Winter Fisher's Meeting January 28, 2019
10am - 4pm at Legends Casino.  See agenda attached.

The Fish and Wildlife Committee directed Fisheries Staff to schedule a fishers meeting for Monday, January 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Legends Casino, Toppenish,    

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Announcement
The sturgeon setline fishery in Priest Rapids and Wanapum Pools has been extended to close 
5pm Dec 22, 2018.  See Committee Action attached.