Especially this part that focusses on Jones’ efforts to revive their First Salmon Ceremony and habitat restoration:

The tribal chairman also is credited with helping to revive Tulalip ceremonies and traditions. Following the Boldt decision in 1974, which awarded Washington tribes half of the state salmon catch, the Tulalips gathered some of their elders to teach the younger generation traditional songs, drum chants and dances. Jones transcribed the Native words into English.

In 1976, the First Salmon Ceremony was held along the shore of Tulalip Bay. As hundreds of tribal members watched, Jones and other tribal leaders greeted a canoe at the shore and accepted the season’s first king salmon from a young tribal fisherman.

Mason Morisset, a Seattle attorney who represented the Tulalips in the Boldt case, said Jones’ testimony in that case and his detailed recollections of fishing in Puget Sound with his father as a boy, helped establish that the Tribes’ traditional fishing ground included salt water, not just the mouths of rivers and the shores of their reservations, to which the state had restricted them.

Jones’ testimony also stressed the close spiritual link between salmon and coastal tribes, the belief that their lives were mutually dependent and intertwined. In asserting their treaty rights to salmon, they were also asserting their culture and heritage, Morisset said.

This summer, Jones gave his deposition in another federal lawsuit that could have consequences as far-reaching as Boldt. The suit asks the state to replace thousands of highway culverts that tribes say block salmon passage. A coalition of 20 Washington tribes argues that implicit in their hard-won treaty rights is protection of the salmon’s habitat.

“There’s no right to fish if there is no fish,” said Morisset.