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also Ya·ki·ma  (yăk′ə-mə, -mô)
n. pl. Yakama or Ya·ka·mas also Yakima or Ya·ki·mas
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting south-central Washington.
2. The dialect of Sahaptin spoken by the Yakama.
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24) Winans involved the interpretation of the Yakama Indian Nation's 1855 treaty with the United States, which reserved to the Tribe "the right of taking fish at all usual and accustomed places, in common with the citizens of the Territory, and of erecting temporary buildings for curing them.
Hilbert taught Lushootseed for credit at the UW until her retirement in 1988, and it has been taught intermittently at the university since then, along with Navajo and Yakama.
Beavert is a member of the Yakama Nation and a native speaker of Sahaptin (or Ichishk<AaAaAeAaAaAeAeAai>in) language.
Hereditary Chiefs of the Klickitat and Cascade Tribes of the Yakama Nation filed the lawsuit last week in federal court alongside a third elder with the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde and two nonprofit groups, The Oregonian reported.
A su vez, Adelfo Regino cita como ejemplos de esa lucha indigena la llegada al poder de Evo Morales en Bolivia, y los casos de Ecuador, donde "hay un movimiento indigena que ha estado participando en los ultimos anos en procesos electorales incluso con candidatos a la Presidencia", y Nicaragua, donde "hay una organizacion politica indigena llamada Yakama, cuya participacion se dio al margen de los partidos politicos y asi se resolvio ante la CIDH".
Meanwhile, the city, state, or other parties such as the Yakama Nation could sue to uphold the Record of Decision, Robison said.
With the introduction to four of the main players in the tale; the reader is carried along on the journey each will make during the investigation into the death of a local, sometime drug user, male who worked at the Salmon fish hatchery run under the auspices of the Yakama Indian Tribe with support from the county, the state and the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.
However, as Ray (1939) points out, the linguistic boundary did not correspond to cultural transitions, for example the Kittitas (Upper Yakama) had more in common with their Salishan neighbors the Wenatchee than their Sahaptian relatives the Lower Yakama.
Bassett: We keep track of schools and public works and housing authorities including cities like Chelan, Yakima and the Yakama Indian Nation.
Another example is the third article in the treaty with the Yakima (now known as the Yakama Nation) in 1855: "And provided, that, if necessary for the public convenience, roads may be run through the said reservation; and on the other hand, the right of way, with free access from the same to the nearest public highway, is secured to them; as also the right, in common with citizens of the United States, to travel upon all public highways.
The Yakama Nation and the CTUIR, (9) for example, have written official exposure scenarios--creating standardized data sets for tribal behavior that can be "systematically validated" within the terms of U.
The Yakama Nation in Washington state recently passed a ban on marijuana on the reservation and is trying to halt state regulated pot sales and grows on lands off the reservation where it still holds hunting and fishing rights.