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EPA Seeks Comments on Proposal to Protect Bristol Bay from Potential Pebble Mine Impacts

Posted in Fishing Rights
There is always a tension between encouraging development of natural resources and the potential impact on the environment. More often than not, Tribes are heavily impacted as well. The proposed development of Pebble Mine is no different. Last week, the EPA released a proposal to protect the Bristol Bay watershed and is asking for comments … Continue Reading

Passamaquoddy Fishing Rights – The next Fish Wars?

Posted in Fishing Rights, Tribal Courts, Tribal Culture
Fishing rights for Tribes in the United States continue to be on-going battle as non-tribal fishing interests continue to challenge the right of tribal people to fish the waters they have always fished.  On the West Coast, the tribes of the Pacific Northwest continue to litigate U.S. v. Washington and now, the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine  are gaining … Continue Reading