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Ratified in 1964, the Columbia River Treaty is a 50-year-old international treaty between Canada and the United States with the primary purpose of flood control and power generation. U.S. tribal governments and the First Nations in Canada have succeeded in getting the two countries to include “Ecosystem Function”—fish, wildlife, habitat, water quality—as the third major criteria to be formally considered within this treaty as it moves forward into the future.

With the U.S. and Canada scheduled to provide notice of termination as soon as 2014, the UCUT is playing an important role in its potential renegotiation. In April 2012, the UCUT hosted a tribal tour of the U.S. portion of the Mid Columbia River, including its tributaries, hydropower operations and associated issues for our First Nations visitors from Canada.


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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

Columbia River Treaty

Tribal Salmon Management, Harvesting and Sharing

Forests and Fish Report

Drumheller Springs Natural Park

Pow Wow and Community Outreach

OUR COMMUNITY

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This is a huge win!

"It’s hard to convey just how important this decision is for the Sinixt people ... They’ve been fighting for generations for recognition in Canada.”

In a major victory for people who are part of the Arrow Lakes (Sinixt) tribe — one of the 12 Confederated Tribes of the Colville...

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A federal judge approved a plan Tuesday that will spill more water at Snake and Columbia river dams this spring to help juvenile salmon and steelhead…