Buck Jones

Buck Jones an enrolled Cayuse member one of the bands of Confederated Tribes of The Umatilla Indian Reservation. (CTUIR) Education includes College of Southern Idaho in general studies. Scottsdale Community College with a focus on Native American Treaty Law and Policy. A multi decade Columbia River Treaty Fisherman who has done various duties including harvesting, processing, and marketing of Tribally Caught Salmon. Employed at Ain Dah Yung in St Paul, MN an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless American Indian Youth from 1997 through 2000. Employed since 2004 for Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC). First on the Operation and Maintenance Staff of the In Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites. Maintaining 31 Treaty Fishing Access and In-Lieu sites on the Columbia River. 2011 Fish Science Department, Fisheries Technician. In September of 2015 took my current Position of Salmon Marketing Specialist. This position has allowed me to work on Product Development, Markets, provide classes on Cold Water and Boat Safety. Provide Quality Handling classes for approximately 700 Tribal Treaty Fisherman. Involved in National and Regional Tribal Food Sovereignty Groups including being a co-chair of the Food Sovereignty subcommittee for Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. Board member of Gorge Grown Food Network, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance and One Community Health.

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