YES! I SUPPORT BRINGING THE SALMON HOME
The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative
When you sign on here, you are:
SUPPORTING INDIGENOUS-LED GOVERNANCE
- Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative is the Indigenous-led collaboration of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Canada and British Columbia.
- Salmon have been blocked by dams from returning to the upper Columbia River for more than 80 years. The resulting life-altering losses have been felt foremost by the Indigenous Nations.
- The long-term vision is to return salmon stocks for Indigenous food, social and ceremonial needs, and to benefit the region’s residents and ecosystems as a whole.
UPHOLDING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY
- This Initiative is located in unceded Indigenous territories. The Syilx Okanagan, Ktunaxa, and Secwépemc Nations uphold their collective sacred responsibility to reintroduce the salmon, including continuing to work with US Tribal relations and other stakeholders and allies along the Columbia river.
- This work is informed and guided by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, British Columbia’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, and, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action.
FINDING SOLUTIONS TOGETHER
- Reintroducing salmon is vital to reconnect and restore relationships among fish, people, water and lands.
- This is crucial work that calls on the inspiration and commitment of present and future generations, Indigenous and non-Indigenous. We are stronger together.
~ lim̓ləm̓t ~ Kukstemc ~ Hu sukiⱡquknaⱡaʔni ~ Thank you