First Nations and Tribes declare salmon emergency and plan for international organization


Last updated 7/14/2023 at 6:48am

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Northwestern Tribes and Canadian First Nations are joining forces to protect the dwindling salmon supply.

LUMMI NATION, Wash.- Leaders from hundreds of Alaska Tribes and First Nations from British Columbia came together at the fourth Annual Indigenous Leaders Summit held in Lummi Nation, hosted by Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission (SEITC) to resolve issues threatening salmon, territories, and ways of life.

"Our people no longer have salmon running in our streams. Salmon only live in our stories. I wanted to come here to share that with the leaders; to show them where everyone is heading if we don't help each other," said the summit's youth representative Violet Gatensby from...

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