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Nez Perce Tribe Calls for National Leadership from the Administration and Congress: Murray-Inslee Report on Replacing the Service of the Lower Snake River Dams

Lapwai, ID – The Nez Perce Tribe called for national leadership from the Administration and Congress to prevent salmon extinction today in anticipation of the report commissioned by Senator Murray and Governor Inslee on replacing the services of the lower Snake River dams. “Salmon – the icon of the Pacific Northwest – are facing an […]

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A Year Later, Northwest Tribes Remain United with Rep. Simpson to Restore the Lower Snake River and Salmon throughout the Columbia Basin

Lapwai, Idaho- Today, Tribal Nations of the Northwest gathered virtually to reflect and reaffirm unity in supporting Idaho Representative Mike Simpson’s Columbia Basin Initiative (CBI). Since the CBI’s release in February 2021, Northwest tribes have advanced key elements: restoring the lower Snake River by breaching the four dams, reintroducing salmon in the Upper Columbia and […]

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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 Opens Comment Period for Proposed Hemp Ordinance

Lapwai, Idaho- On September 10, 2020, the Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe) provided notice of a proposed amendment to the Nez Perce Tribal Code (Code) regarding the regulation of the cultivation, processing and distribution of industrial hemp (Hemp Ordinance) on the Nez Perce Reservation. The notice opened up a comment period for the amendment, with a […]

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