Here is a selection from the introduction by chairman Billy Frank, Jr.:
We are the treaty Indian tribes in western Washington. We are salmon people. We have lived here for thousands of years. We depend on the natural resources of the Pacific Northwest to sustain our way of life.
For more than 150 years, we have fought countless battles to protect the salmon and the fishing rights that we reserved in treaties with the United States. We are natural resources co-managers with the state of Washington and leaders in salmon recovery. For us, the fight to save the salmon continues where we live – every day in every watershed.
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