NW Treaty Tribes Magazine: Honoring tradition and protecting salmon habitat

In the most recent edition of the Northwest Treaty Tribes magazine, the tribes in western Washington honored the water and treaty rights during the Canoe Journey, completed a study on declining salmon habitat and worked to protect and restore salmon habitat. .

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From the magazine:

 Four tribal canoes arrived at the Nisqually River delta in July, marking the first time the Nisqually, Squaxin Island, Puyallup and Muckleshoot tribes have gathered there since the signing of the 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty.


The Nisqually Tribe hosted the gathering at the newly renamed Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, about a quarter mile from the site of the signing.


After the canoes paddled in and asked to come ashore, a representative from each tribe spoke about the importance of learning the history and the sacrifices of previous generations. They also expressed gratitude for the youth participating in the ceremony.