For the past few years, ESSA has been supporting a collaboration among five governments to explore solutions and make progress towards the reintroduction of salmon into the upper Columbia River.
Now the broader team behind Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative invites you to visit the new Bringing the Salmon Home website at ColumbiaRiverSalmon.ca!
Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative is an Indigenous-led collaboration of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Canada, and British Columbia. Salmon have been blocked from returning to the Canadian portion of the upper Columbia River for more than 80 years. 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. Learn more about this Initiative…
The Initiative offers new beginnings while acknowledging the past. It prompts necessary reflection and action to support self-determination and decolonization. It proposes early steps towards understanding what reconciliation requires. Of working collaboratively through an Indigenous-centred process that includes all basin residents. Of finding solutions to complex challenges through traditional Indigenous knowledge and western science, cultural renewal and technological ingenuity. This is vital work that calls on the inspiration and commitment of present and future generations. Everyone can help in some way to bring the salmon home to the upper Columbia River region.
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