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

3 days ago

“It was emotional and life-changing. As we connected to the canoe and river, it awakened part of who we are ... It reminded us what we lost with the dams.”

Through Upper Columbia United Tribes, D.R. Michel coordinates education and events geared to restore salmon and protect resources for future generations.

5 days ago

At UCUT, we see a number of opportunities of a modernized Columbia River Treaty, such as the health of the river, fish passage, power generation, recreation, and potential economic benefits. ... See more

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — The director of Washington state’s agriculture department says he is optimistic the U.S. and Canada will be able to successfully renegotiate the Columbia River ... See more