Tag Archives: Boldt Decision

VIDEO: Boldt Decision Memoir: Billy Frank Jr. and UW Professor Richard Whitney

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission chairman Billy Frank Jr. sits down with UW Professor Richard Whitney to reminisce about their involvement with tribal treaty rights and the Boldt decision in the 1970s and 1980s. Whitney was the fisheries technical advisor to federal Judge George Boldt, whose opinion in U.S. v. Washington upheld tribal treaty fishing rights […]

Daily Herald explores tribal hunting traditions

The Daily Herald of Everett has a story about treaty tribal hunting rights: State and federal regulations curb the hunting of endangered wildlife and protect developed areas from gunfire, but American Indians say those laws also violate the terms of treaties they signed with the federal government more than 150 years ago. Before settlers reached […]

Trust Is The Key To Better Fisheries Management

Cooperative natural resources co-management at its best was displayed during this year’s North of Falcon process for setting Indian and non-Indian salmon fishing seasons in western Washington. The results were protection of weak wild stocks and more fishing opportunity for everyone. We were able to once again fairly share the burden of conserving weak stocks […]

Upper Skagit Tribe replaces hatchery roof

SEDRO-WOOLLEY (Dec. 1, 2008) – The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe built a new roof for its hatchery, to protect fish and children from the elements. The 20-year-old hatchery used to have a roof that didn’t completely cover two circular tanks that hold adult chum salmon before spawning. The tanks also are the centerpiece of the […]

Grayum Named NWIFC Executive Director

OLYMPIA (February 1, 2005) – The treaty Indian tribes in western Washington have named Michael Grayum as executive director of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. Grayum, 57, replaces James Anderson, 54, who served as NWIFC executive director for more than 20 years. Anderson will remain with the NWIFC part-time in an advisory role. Formerly the […]

Boldt Brought Management To State

March 31, 2004 This year marks the 30th anniversary of a court decision that forever changed natural resource management in the State of Washington – for the better. Most Washingtonians know Federal Judge George Boldt re-affirmed tribal treaty-reserved rights to half the salmon in his famous 1974 decision, and that his ruling established the tribes […]