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.

Project Spotlight

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...

Project Spotlight

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

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize additional gillnet fishing time
6am Monday July 1 to 6pm Wednesday July 3, 2019.
Regs attached.
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize the first commercial summer gillnetĀ 
opening 6am June 24 - 6pm Wednesday June 26, 2019.
Full regs attachedĀ 

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Yakama Nation Family Fish Day

Friday June 21, 2019

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

12421 Lateral A Road

Toppenish, WA 98948

(509) 865-5121 EXT 6372