Laura Berg is a communication consultant based in Portland, Oregon. She studied Native American Studies at the University of Montana and holds an undergraduate degree in history from Portland State University. For more than a decade, she served as public information officer and manager for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Her work continues to involve environmental and American Indian related projects. She is editor of The First Oregonians (Oregon Council for the Humanities and OSU Press, 2007), which chronicles the history, heritage, and cultural continuity of the indigenous peoples of Oregon.
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is the fishery coordinating agency of four Columbia River treaty tribes: the Nez Perce Tribe (Lapwai, Idaho), the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation (Warm Springs, Oregon), the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (Pendleton, Oregon), and the Confederated …
Robert C. Belloni (1919–1999)
Robert C. Belloni was a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon from 1967 to 1999. His ruling in United States v. Oregon in 1969, upholding the treaty fishing rights of Columbia River tribes, continues to influence regional, national, and international natural resource management. Belloni …