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Save Our Wild Salmon

logo fishThe Nez Perce Tribe and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) will convene a historic ‘Salmon Orca Summit’ on July 7-8. Salmon and orca advocates and allies are welcome to gather at the Squaxin Island Tribe's Little Creek Casino in western Washington State to stand in solidarity with the Tribes and to support protecting and restoring endangered salmon populations in the Snake River and across the Northwest, and recovering Southern Resident orcas.

The Summit can also be viewed via Live stream on the Nez Perce Tribe’s Facebook page or on zoom - details below.

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 870 3247 0060
Passcode: 048149
Or listen in by phone: 1-253-215-8782

Northwest Tribes' 'Salmon Orca Summit' Agenda:

Wednesday, July 7th

8:00AM Opening Welcome & Prayer
8:30AM Breakfast
9:00AM Honor Song – Squaxin Island Tribe | Plateau Drums – Nez Perce
9:30AM Tribal Testimony & Reflections
12:30PM Luncheon Prayer & Meal
1:00PM Red Road to DC Totem Pole presentation
1:30PM Continued Tribal Testimony & Reflections
3:30PM Break
3:45PM The Honorable Mike Simpson -- Presentation of Columbia Basin Initiative
4:45PM Closing remarks
5:00PM Adjourn

Thursday, July 8th

8:00AM Opening Welcome & Prayer
8:30AM Breakfast
9:00AM Umatilla Youth Leadership Council letter presentation | Lummi Orca presentation
9:30AM Status of Extinction
10:00AM Reading of the ATNI/NCAI Resolution
11:00AM Salmon and Orca: Columbia Basin Initiative Framework – Tribal Leadership
12:00PM Reflections on Salmon, Orca and Our Legacy – Congressional, Administration
12:30PM Summary & Next Steps
1:00PM Closing ceremony
1:15PM Adjourn

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