Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

About Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, or simply Yakama Nation (formerly Yakima), is a Native American group with nearly 10,000 enrolled members, living in Washington. Their reservation, along the Yakima River, covers an area of approximately 1.2 million acres. Today the nation is governed by the Yakama Tribal Council, which consists of representatives of 14 tribes and bands. Many tribal members engage in ceremonial, subsistence, and commercial fishing for salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon in the Columbia River and its tributaries within land ceded by the tribe to the United States. The right to fish is protected by treaties and has been re-affirmed through court cases such as United States v. Washington (the Boldt Decision) and United States v. Oregon...'

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