Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

In this June 27, 2012, file photo, water flows through the Bonneville Dam near Cascade, Ore. Two prominent Pacific Northwest tribes are calling for the removal three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. The Lummi Nation and the Yakama Nation said on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, the U.S. government was in violation of a treaty from 1855 when it built the concrete dams on the lower Columbia River, destroying important native fishing sites and the migration of salmon. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

JoDe Goudy, chairman of the Yakama Nation, speaks with the Columbia River in the background near The Dalles, Oregon, on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, where Celilo Falls, an ancient salmon fishing site was destroyed by the construction of the Dalles Dam in the 1950s. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

THE DALLES, Ore. — Two Pacific Northwest tribes on Monday demanded the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River to save migrating salmon and starving orcas and restore fishing sites that were guaranteed to the tribes in a treaty more than 150 years ago.