Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rebecca Miles Named head of Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission

Nez Perce tribal leader Rebecca Miles was named last week as the head of the CRIFC an association of Columbia River tribes tasked with protecting tribal fishing rights, and resources in the Columbia system. Having previously served as the Nez Perce Tribes general council chair, and on the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee, Miles 36 is one of the youngest ever elected to head the CRIFC. Significantly, her tribe the Nez Perce is most profoundly effected by the Snake River dams and they have been one of the only holdouts against the 2008 BiOp which failed to identify the dams as a primary cause for Salmon decline in the Columbia. See more information at the Columbia Basin Bulletin


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