Yakama Nation http://www.kplu.org en Yakama Tribes Take Pot Stand On Traditional Lands http://www.kplu.org/post/yakama-tribes-take-pot-stand-traditional-lands <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leaders of the </span>Yakama<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Nation in central Washington say they see little benefit to sales or farming of legalized marijuana on their traditional lands. And the tribes are making moves to prevent anyone from operating a pot business on an area that adds up to one-fifth of the state’s land mass.</span></p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Anna King 12551 at http://www.kplu.org Yakama Tribes Take Pot Stand On Traditional Lands Yakama Nation Won't Recognize Wash. State's New Pot Law http://www.kplu.org/post/yakama-nation-wont-recognize-wash-states-new-pot-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington state’s new law allowing for personal marijuana use by adults won’t be recognized on the </span>Yakama<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tribal reservation.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The Yakama Nation has decided that despite the wish of state residents in voting to allow for marijuana use, they will not allow cannabis to be consumed or grown on the reservation.</p><p>Tribal attorney George Colby says in part, it is an issue of tribal sovereignty.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:13:51 +0000 Steve Jackson 10682 at http://www.kplu.org Yakama Nation Won't Recognize Wash. State's New Pot Law A Spa For Fish: Yakama Nation Creates Refuge for Exhausted Fish http://www.kplu.org/post/spa-fish-yakama-nation-creates-refuge-exhausted-fish <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When a Columbia River steelhead completes its epic journey from ocean to spawning grounds, it’s usually too exhausted to go downriver again. Often, the fish just dies. But the </span>Yakama<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Nation is changing that circle of life.</span></p><p>Tribal biologists have created a rehabilitation center that helps steelhead recover so they can spawn again in the future. And the Yakama fish spa is seeing more success.</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:27:26 +0000 Anna King 10621 at http://www.kplu.org A Spa For Fish: Yakama Nation Creates Refuge for Exhausted Fish