The U.S. government promised Native tribes in the Pacific Northwest that they could keep fishing as they’d always done. But instead of preserving wild salmon, it propped up a failing system of hatcheries. Now, that system is falling apart.
"CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION"
Tribe Claims Cross-Border Rights as Hunting Violations Head to Canadian Court
The Canadian government deemed the Sinixt tribe “extinct” and reclaimed their land. The Sinixt still have federal recognition in the United States, however.