Help us understand Pacific Northwest salmon and treaty rights – ProPublica
Almost 170 years ago, the U.S. government began signing treaties with the native tribes of the Pacific Northwest who amassed millions of acres of land for new settlers. In return for their signatures, hundreds of tribes retained their rights to essential natural resources, including freshwater and salmon.
Oregon Public Broadcasting and ProPublica are examining the US government’s failure to keep its promises. With your help, we would like to understand the continued decline of wild fish and the pollution of the waters upon which tribal members and their neighbors depend. Hearing your experiences can help us focus our stories with your communities in mind and hold relevant institutions to account.
Please complete this questionnaire if any of the following applies to you:
- You are a member of a tribe.
- You work or have worked with a government agency, tribe or other entity that manages fishing, hatchery production, river pollution or water rights.
- You fish commercially or work in an industry affected by fisheries management.
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