The fish in the Columbia River and its tributaries are of paramount importance to our people, our diet, and our health.

Through our treaty-reserved rights, we advocate for the resources that cannot speak for themselves, and we provide outreach and education activities that empower others to do the same.

Our biologists and technicians are out in the field every day, actively restoring the river in accordance with our traditions and rigorous science.

Project Spotlight

Washington state now requires all K-12 schools to teach a new curriculum called Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State. The Yakama Nation has been an active participant in the development of the curriculum, which educators will use as they teach...

Project Spotlight

Yakama Nation Harvest Management

Under the Treaty of 1855, the Yakama Nation reserved the right to fish, hunt and gather and other rights at all usual and accustomed places. This includes the preservation of fish habitat at all usual and accustomed fishing places...

Our Projects

Harvest News

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorzie the first 2 gillnet openings in Zone 6

of the Columbia River from 6am Mon Aug 26 to 6pm Wed Aug 28,2019 and from

6am Mon Sep 3 to 6pm Thurs Sep5,2019.

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize fall ceremonial permit fishing from
6am Mon Aug 19 - 6pm Thurs Aug 22.  Individual action by the F&W committee is still

Latest News


Forgotten Toxic Waste Dump

Community Forum - Bradford Island Cleanup

August 6, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.

The Gorge Pavilion

395 SW Portage Road

Cascade Locks, OR


Yakama Nation Family Fish Day

Friday June 21, 2019

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

12421 Lateral A Road

Toppenish, WA 98948

(509) 865-5121 EXT 6372