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How Native American food is tied to important sacred stories

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling, on June 11, that asked Washington state to remove culverts that block the migration of salmon.

  • Rosalyn R. LaPier
  • The Conversation

The ruling has significant implications for Northwest Coast tribes, whose main source of food and livelihood is salmon.

Zex 3cThe legal decision stems from the 1855 Stevens treaties when Northwest Coast tribes retained the “right to take fish” from their traditional homelands.

Fighting to protect salmon habitat, however, is more than just upholding tribal rights. Salmon is viewed as…

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