The Everett Herald ran a story Sunday about a recent elk relocation from Acme, Whatcom County:
Tribes from around the region want to move about 45 cows, bulls and calves before the state, pressured by complaints from farmers, lets hunters cull the herd.
“The tribes would like to give all these animals a chance,” Stillaguamish Tribe Chairman Shawn Yannity said.
There’s also an interesting sidebar about a traditional Indian diet reducing diabetes.
A vibrant elk herd could reverse diabetes rates among American Indian tribes, which have long been the highest in the world.
Elk and other protein were the foundation of many Indian meals before the U.S. government moved tribes to reservations and started providing their food.