Natural Resources

Community
spoqín (Spokan)
Category
Natural Resources, Religion
Summary
Spokane Tribal Council Chairwoman Carol Evans discusses the importance of water
Community
Confluence
Category
Natural Resources, Lifeways
Summary
Bryson Liberty tells the harrowing story of his mother's family encountering a group of hostile settlers on their traditional seasonal food gathering route.
Community
Confluence
Category
Natural Resources
Summary
Bryson Liberty talks about eels (also known as Pacific Lamprey) which are an important food resource of the Columbia River region.
Community
Confluence
Category
Lands, Natural Resources
Summary
Bryson Liberty shares funny memories of fishing at Celilo Falls.
Community
Confluence
Category
Economy/Economic Development, Lands, Natural Resources
Summary
Bill Yallup, Jr. explains how Celilo Falls was the "Wall Street of the West".
Community
Confluence
Category
Lands, Natural Resources
Summary
Wilbur Slockish tells a story of a life lesson he learned from a man named Hobart Garneaux while in prison for "illegal" fishing.
Community
Confluence
Category
Lifeways, Natural Resources
Summary
Wilbur Slockish explains that indigenous lifeways have built-in conservation practices, meaning that the very foundation is a necessary respect for the water and land that provide food resources.
Community
Confluence
Category
Natural Resources
Summary
Wilbur Slockish tells us "water is the giver of life" and describes his connection to the river.
Community
Confluence
Category
Natural Resources, Religion
Summary
Virginia Beavert talks about how the river is experienced by indigenous people of the Columbia River. It was created for them but requires them to take care of it for their survival.
Community
Confluence
Category
Government to Government Relations, Natural Resources
Summary
Tony Johnson talks about the Boldt Decision, which granted Treaty Tribes access to fishing sites, but denied traditional rights to unrecognized tribal communities like the Chinook Nation.