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Tribes seek to restore salmon runs

To educate people on their goals to preserve resources—land, water, fish, wildlife and culture—for future generations, the Upper Columbia United Tribes has produced a documentary, “United by Water,” said UCUT executive director D.R. Michel.

The film follows UCUT’s five tribes—the Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Kalispel, Kootenai and Colville Confederated—as they received logs in 2015, carved canoes, learned to paddle and journeyed through lakes, eddies and rapids from their communities to Kettle Falls for the annual Salmon Celebration in June 2016.

“It helps us understand and celebrate who we are,” D.R. said, “and invites others to learn how the system can operate without winners and losers, but to benefit all.”. . .read more


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