Vi Fernando gets an assist from daughter Carmella at the Upper Skagit tribe's clam dig on Camano IslandMerle Jefferson III lugs a bag of clams from the beach at the Upper Skagit tribe's clam dig on Camano Island

Every year, the Upper Skagit Tribe holds a couple of community clam digs for tribal members of all ages.

“It’s important for our members to get out there exercising our treaty rights,” said Scott Schuyler, natural resources director for the Upper Skagit Tribe. “Our ancestors gave everything up for our treaty rights. We’d be doing them a disservice not to exercise those rights.”

Listen to a podcast about the tribe’s clam dig on Camano Island:
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