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Ted Strong is a member of the Yakama Indian Nation. He has been executive director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) since 1989. As head of CRITFC, Mr. Strong is a persuasive advocate for the tribes' ecosystem management philosophies and goals which combine contemporary technology and business acumen with the traditional natural values of the Columbia River Indian people. As executive director, Mr. Strong implements the consensus policies of CRITFC's parent tribes, the Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla, and Nez Perce tribes who founded CRITFC in 1977 as their technical and coordinating agency. In 1993 President Clinton appointed Mr. Strong to the President's Council on Sustainable Development, where he serves as the co-chair of the Natural Resources Task Force.

 

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