Tulalip Tribes help celebrate protection of marine environment

From the San Juan Islander:

Artwork, celebrating the anniversary of the Marine Stewardship Area and the 10th anniversary of the Marine Resource Committee, decorated the hallways. Birthday cake and refreshments were served to the more than 180 people who attended.

The Tulalip Tribes First Salmon Ceremonial Drummers performed three songs honoring the salmon. Glen Gobin said, “We need to honor and respect these things that come from nature and are provided by the Great Spirit. The area you live in is a gift known worldwide.”

Stan Jones, Sr. of the Tulalip Tribes spoke about the changes he’s seen in more than 30 years of fishing in the area. “The salmon are not going to come back unless we all work together,” he said.