1987-02-17 Char-Koosta News
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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 26_THE COLDEST MONTH__FEBRUARY 17, 1987 Written comments still being accepted Ordinance 44D hearings attract a good-sized audience Proposed changes in the Tribes' hunting and fishing regulations earned the attention of over 200 people -- the approximate combined attendance at three public hearings held earlier this month to discuss Ordinance 44D. A lot of the faces at the Feb. 4 meeting in St. Ignatius and the Feb. 9 meeting in Pablo belonged to non-members. A third meeting was held on Feb. 5 in Elmo and was conducted at times in the Kootenai language. Reaction from Tribal members to the proposed regulations seemed "tamer" than a year ago, when the ordinance itself was being proposed. Back then, a number of Indians protested the need for any regulation of hunting and fishing, which were rights guaranteed them by treaty, they said. Tribal officials pointed out that those activities weren't individuals' rights so much as they were Tribal privileges. Unregulated use of the privileges could easily lead to abuse by an unscrupulous few, it was warned, which in turn could lead to federal intervention, as occurred on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming earlier in the decade. In addition to self-regulation, the ordinance and the subsequent reg- ulations were revised as "basic housekeeping", in the words of a Tribal attorney, to consolidate some 17 additions to the original law, Ordinance 44B. The few Tribal members who made spoken comments at the Mission and Pablo meetings had somewhat specialized remarks. Lucille Otter, for example, asked that more beavers be put in the Liberty Meadows area so the fishing there could be improved. She'd also like to see the area off-limits to future trapping. She commented too about the introduction of non-native species to the Reservation environment such as raccoons and seagulls which is prohibited by Tribal law now. Joe Finley asked whether or not « (Concludes on page tw Timber workers needed for referral list ON ?
|Title||1987-02-17 Char-Koosta News|
|Creator||Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation.|
|Description||Written comments still being accepted; Ordinance 44D hearing attract a good-sized audience; Timber workers needed for referral list; Lake management team meets monthly; Films for parents to be shown, Waging war on the reservation; Students need money; Seven enrolled last month; Sewer district for Arlee?; Addresses needed; Caroline "Carrie" Orr; "Cure for the doldrums" scheduled; Publication offers tips on scholarships; MSU aspirants can receive Berger scholarships; High school students: spend the summer in D.C.; $1,000 offered; Indians only; Notice of adoption of final regulation; College day care needs storytellers; Indian cowboys encouraged to get involved with local rodeo association; Christopher, Craft marriage; In memory of Christine Woodcock.|
|Publisher||Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Nation|
|Rights Management||Copyright (c) Salish and Kootenai Federated Tribes, all rights reserved.|
|Contributing Institution||Salish Kootenai College|
|Contributor||D'Arcy McNickle Library|
|Source||CSKT PN 4883.J6 C4|
|Relation||Vol. 15; No. 26|