1965 March 5

National Wildlife Federation Opposes Native-American Fishing Rights


The National Wildlife Federation passed a resolution on this day to oppose Native-American fishing rights in areas where fishing was not permitted. The resolution was in response to rising activism among Native-Americans, who made the right to fish in their traditional waters one of their early issues. See the “fish-in” protests on March 2, 1964.

Watch a “Fish-In” Protest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKgcX1b3-eo

Learn more: Faye Cohen, et al., Treaties on Trial: The Continuing Controversy over Northwest Indian Fishing Rights (1986

Learn more: Stephen Pevar, The Rights of Indians and Tribes (2012)

Learn more at the Native American Rights Fund (go to Cases and Projects): www.narf.org

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