NWIFC Magazine: Coastal Tribes Meet in D.C. on Climate Change (and other stories)

Lillian Ives, Port Gamble S’Klallam Days Princess, places a decorated salmon carcass into a canoe during the tribe’s Return of the Salmon ceremony in August. The tribe held the ceremony for the first time in decades. Photo: Tiffany Royal

We just posted up our most recent magazine, which includes articles on hatchery contributions made by tribes, the continuing restoration of the Elwha River and a roundup of the tribal Climate Change summit back east:

Climate change is occurring rapidly, creating an urgent need for the world to use the indigenous ways of adapting that have served ancient coastal cultures for thousands of years.

That was the message delivered by representatives of indigenous coastal people from throughout the United States when they gathered in July in Washington, D.C. for the First Stewards symposium.

The conference was aimed at providing a unified voice from native people in a call for action on climate change. First Stewards was developed to create a way for the indigenous people of the United States to
engage with governments, non-governmental agencies and others to help mitigate and adapt to climate change.

You can download the entire magazine for free here.