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Nez Perce Tribe joins State of Oregon and Conservation Groups Requesting Court to Spill Water over Federal Dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers and Drawdown Reservoirs to Aid Imperiled Salmon and Steelhead

Court filings emphasize extinction crisis for Snake River spring-summer Chinook salmon, need for immediate action, and need to breach the four Lower Snake River dams (Lapwai, ID) — Today, the Nez Perce Tribe joined the State of Oregon and conservation and fishing group plaintiffs in asking the federal court for the District of Oregon to […]

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Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Pass United Resolution Supporting Removal of Four Lower Snake River Dams

Tribes call on Biden Administration to secure funding join Northwest Tribal Salmon Summit to hammer out bipartisan resolution of decades-long fight. Lapwai, Idaho— Growing Tribal unity around a proposal to remove the four Lower Snake River dams and strengthen and build Northwest communities by investing in energy, transportation, agriculture, technology, and other infrastructure projects got […]

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Nez Perce Tribe Proceeding to Stage 4 in Pandemic Response

Lapwai, Idaho- Beginning April 1, 2021, the Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe) will change its COVID-19 response to correspond with Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds guidelines.  As of March 26, 2021, Nimiipuu Health (NMPH) had a 14-day average of less than one positive COVID-19 case per day and a positivity rate of 4.17%.    Given […]

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Nimiipuu Health Conducts Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Event at Clearwater River Casino Event Center

Lapwai, Idaho- Today, Nimiipuu Health administered 211 first-dose, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccinations to individuals with the assistance of the Idaho National Guard. The mass vaccination was conducted at the Clearwater River Casino Event Center to accommodate and provide appropriate social distancing for the large numbers of participants. The second dose will be provided to the same […]

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USDA Approves Nez Perce Tribe Hemp Regulatory Code

Lapwai, Idaho – On February 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the Nez Perce Tribe’s Hemp Regulatory Code (Code).  The Code provides a regulatory framework for the safe and legal production of industrial hemp on the Nez Perce Reservation.  The Code was submitted to the USDA on December 16, 2020 for review […]

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