The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have asked
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber to clarify the state’s position regarding treaty
The request comes in the wake of this year’s contentious negotiations
over the fall fishery for Columbia River Basin salmon and steelhead.
"Reports from our policy representatives and legal counsel involved
in the process paint what can only be described as an alarming and distressing
picture," say Antone Minthorn, chairman