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Coping with Climate Change: Washington's Tribes

RIGHT TO FISH

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THE WOLF PACKANCIENT TRADITIONSLIMITED LANDAN IDYLLIC PLACEFISHING FOR SMELTSSTRANGE WATERSSHIFTING SEA MAMMALSANCIENT HOMELANDSFIRST FOODSSALMON CERMONIESGIVING THANKSFEEDING A COMMUNITYINTERTWINED FATESCRITICAL HABITATSRIGHT TO FISHDEFENDING TREATY RIGHTS THE NEXT GENERATION

RIGHT TO FISH

Washington tribes gave up their land over a hundred years ago in exchange for retaining the right to fish, hunt, and gather in traditional sites off their reservations. The 1974 Boldt Decision upheld those treaty rights for the tribes and also established the tribes as co-managers of salmon resources.

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