The UCUT provides a high-level service to our five member tribes and their enrolled members by participating at annual powwows, encampments and gatherings that our tribes organize.

The UCUT central staff set up a display booth and talk with people interested in the science-based projects and other activities. World-class dancing, drumming, art, food, friendship, and fun are also a wonderful part of these cultural celebrations!

Image from Kalispel Tribes 2016 Pow Wow.


Canoe Journey and Gathering at Kettle Falls

Fish Reintroduction into the U.S. And Canadian Upper Columbia River

Upper Columbia River Basin Fish Passage and Reintroduction Project – Phase 1

Treaty Talks: A Journey up the Columbia River for People and Salmon

Columbia River Listed among Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

20 Year Report

United for the Benefit of All

Grand Coulee and the Forgotten Tribe

UCUT and Bonneville Power Administration Partnership

Tribal Salmon Management, Harvesting and Sharing

Forests and Fish Report

Drumheller Springs Natural Park

Pow Wow and Community Outreach


3 days ago

Salmon are a keystone species of a healthy ecosystem. They are an essential food source for many animals, including bears, otters, eagles, and orcas. We need to work together to restore salmon to ... See more

The U.S. Columbia Basin Tribes, which includes UCUT, and Canadian First Nations of the Columbia River Basin have produced a paper that provides a much-needed proposal for restoring fish passage and ... See more

1 week ago

“The original treaty had two purposes, hydro-power generation and flood-risk management ... But that came at great cost to the river system, to the salmon and to the people of the basin. We have an ... See more

Fire up half a dozen bulldozers over a summer and Canada could turn the Kootenai River away from Libby Dam and pour its water into the Columbia River.