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Oregon tribes hope Congress will restore traditional rights to hunt and gather food

A Siletz tribal member organized a group of people to dig for camas bulbs in a field in Eugene Oregon. The Siltz are currently not allowed to gather, fish, or hunt on their ancestral lands up north due to a consent decree signed over four decades ago. (Brian Bull/KLCC)
A Siletz tribal member organized a group of people to dig for camas bulbs in a field in Eugene Oregon. The Siltz are currently not allowed to gather, fish, or hunt on their ancestral lands up north due to a consent decree signed over four decades ago. (Brian Bull/KLCC)

Agreements signed in the 1980s limited two Oregon tribes’ right to fish, hunt and gather food on their ancestral lands. Federal legislation may soon reinstate those rights on traditional lands.

Brian Bull of KLCC reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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