About


Image Credit: Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Our Mission

To unite Upper Columbia River Tribes for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of Treaty/Executive Order Rights, sovereignty, culture, fish, water, wildlife, habitat and other interests and issues of common concern in our respective territories through a structured process of cooperation and coordination for the benefit of all people.

Protecting Our Ancestral Lands

The territory that UCUT protects, preserves and works to enhance includes some of the most valuable and diverse natural resources in our region from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and into Canada.


Our territories feature unique and stunning landscape including forested mountains, grass-covered hills, and river habitat like the great Columbia River, the Kootenai River, the Spokane River, Priest Lake, Lake Coeur d'Alene, and Lake Pend Oreille.

OUR COMMUNITY

1 day ago

"Hatcheries provide partial mitigation for hydroelectric effects and are an important piece of meeting management objectives for salmon conservation and harvest."

Tribes look upstream of Chief Joseph Dam to reestablish salmon—and treaty rights.

3 days ago

Several canoe families from the Upper Columbia United Tribes visited Standing Rock to show their support for protecting the water. The hope is that this story inspires people to protect waters both ... See more

Several canoe families from the Upper Columbia United Tribes visited Standing Rock to show their support for protecting the water. The hope is that this story inspires people to protect waters both ... See more