Samish Indian Nation Archives - Salish Current

Olympia oyster comeback impact goes beyond the menu and the shooter glass

March 18, 2024
Richard Arlin Walker

While recovery’s good news for the environment, it may be a while before this once-abundant shellfish is safe to eat.

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Rising seas force adaptation to climate change

January 12, 2024
Richard Arlin Walker

Communities struggle with rising sea levels, shoreline erosion, well contamination.

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Samish Nation protects ‘breathtaking’ kelp forests, nearshore habitat

November 14, 2023
Richard Arlin Walker

Restoration work by the Samish Indian Nation is addressing the 36% decline in kelp forest acreage in the San Juan archipelago.

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Lummi Nation prepares for Sk’aliCh’elh’tenaut’s return home

August 25, 2023
Richard Arlin Walker

The remains of captive Southern Resident orca whale Sk’aliCh’elh’tenaut (Tokitae/Lolita) will be laid to rest in the waters where her orca pod still resides much of the year.

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Tribal sovereignty education comes—slowly—to school curriculum

May 5, 2022
Sarah Reeves

Public school districts are working with tribes to develop a crucial new curriculum on tribal sovereignty and treaty rights.

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