This month, Lummi tribal leaders released a single Chinook salmon into the Salish Sea as a spiritual offering to the starving, endangered southern resident orcas.
The symbolic feeding was also a message to government leaders that more needs to be done to save them from extinction. There are only 75 southern residents left.
Sacred traditional ceremonies are very private, but this time, Lummi Nation invited a select group of journalists to bear witness.
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