April 25, 2019 / Simone Del Rosario / Q13 Fox

Lummi tribe releases salmon to endangered orcas in sacred ceremony

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. Read full article here: Lummi tribe releases salmon to endangered orcas in sacred ceremony

Read full article here: Q13 Fox
Original URL: https://q13fox.com/2019/04/25/lummi-tribe-releases-salmon-to-endangered-orcas-in-sacred-ceremony/
        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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