“Our treaty is a living document just like the Constitution,” said Makah tribal member John Haupt during a public hearing about the tribe’s proposed whale hunt. “You are making something simple, complicated – we ceded thousands of acres of land in exchange for protection of our rights on the ocean.” The hearing, held in Port […]
The Makah Tribe continues to work toward exercising their treaty right to hunt the gray whale, removed from the federal Endangered Species list in 1994, through a process to access the exemption listed in the Marine Mammal Protection Act. NOAA Fisheries is inviting public comments on a new Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that evaluates […]
KPLU’s Liam Moriarty has a conversation with Micah McCarty, Makah tribal councilman, about the People of the Cape as part of the Reflections on the Water, Conversations about the Salish Sea series. Read or listen to it here.