Coast Salish Peoples

2010. Coast Salish Gathering | Coast Salish Peoples, Swinomish Indian Tribe. View Report (PDF)Abstract

Sunny day on a Pacific coastal Washington beach where a gathering of tribal canoes and people are celebrating.The Coast Salish Gathering provides an environmental policy platform for the tribal and First Nations governments, state and provincial governments, and the US and Canadian federal governments—all of which have interests in the Salish Sea region—to discuss and determine effective environmental strategies and practices. Most important for the Coast Salish people, however, it amplifies their voice on the environmental issues that matter most to them: access to toxin-free traditional foods, adequate water quality and quantity, and collective climate change policies.

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