Native American Rights Fund (NARF) Attorney Natalie Landreth will argue an historic hunting and fishing rights case, Eyak v. Locke, Secretary of Commerce, before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on September 21st. The legal precedents for this case flow directly from United States v. Washington, the landmark case won by NARF and other advocates in 1973 on behalf of salmon fishing tribes in the State of Washington. Professor Charles Wilkinson, co-author of the leading textbook on federal Indian law, recently described United States v. Washington as “…along with Brown v. Board of Education, the two most important civil rights cases of the 20th century.

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