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Learning from Indigenous knowledge holders on the state and future of wild Pacific salmon

By Andrea Reid, Assistant Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia
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Pacific salmon are far more than just food for many Indigenous Peoples across the Pacific Rim. They are part of traditions that go back thousands of years, such as the First Salmon Ceremony — a celebration to welcome salmon back from their journey into the ocean, and to pay them respect.

Like my Nation, the Nisga'a Nation on the British Columbia North Coast, many cultures identify as Salmon People. We view salmon as relatives,…The Conversation

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