Tribal victory

Hansen, Terri C.
June 2007
High Country News;6/11/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 11, p7
The article reports on the success of the Yakama Nation to acquire the Lyle Point in Washington. The $2.4 million acquisition from the Trust for Public Fund ended the long-simmering battle with aspiring developers. According to Lavina Washines, Yakama Tribal Council Chairwoman, it was a great day for the Yakamas to get the land returned back for access to their fishing rights. Lyle Point has provided an important fishery and meeting place for Cascade and Klickitat village for over 10,000 years. It was lost when white immigrants moved to the area in the mid-1800s. Moreover, the acquisition of Lyle Point ensures that thousands of years of tradition will continue along the river.


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