The Confederated Tribes has jurisdiction over all wildlife and subsistence gathering resources now and in the future found upon lands and waters of the Reservation, including fee lands, to the exclusion of state jurisdiction; and

The Confederated Tribes, and all those subject to their jurisdiction, shall develop and manage all lands and waters of the Reservation in a manner that enhances production of wildlife and subsistence gathering resources and naturally sustaining wildlife habitat; and

The Confederated Tribes, and all those subject to their jurisdiction, shall preserve, protect, and perpetuate all wildlife and subsistence gathering resources in accordance with this Code, for the benefit of Tribal Members; and

The Confederated Tribes, and all those subject to their jurisdiction, may use wildlife for the sport and recreation of non-members pursuant to rules, regulations and conditions established by the Commission in accordance with this Code; and

The Confederated Tribes intends to exercise control over fishing, gathering, hunting and trapping activities to the fullest extent of the Tribes' jurisdiction. No court shall construe anything in this Code to abridge, diminish or abrogate any treaty right of the Confederated Tribes.

The Confederated Tribes intends to preserve, protect and enhance their traditional ways and lifestyles by managing wildlife and subsistence gathering resources and regulating fishing, gathering, hunting and trapping in a manner sensitive to their traditional culture.

 

 

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