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.


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"Us tribes have been part of the (Columbia River) system long before the first dam was constructed."

Prior to Wednesday's town hall in Kalispell, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes met with the U.S. negotiating team about the Columbia River Treaty, said Rich Janssen, director of the

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One River, Ethics Matter Conference!

May 30-31 One River, Ethics Matter: Castlegar, BC & Spokane, WA Mark your calendar for May 30-31, 2019, at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers: Selkirk College at Castlegar, British ... See more