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California's Drought Continues to Harm Native Tribes and Fishermen

 

February 6, 2017



Native American communities have often embraced fish as an integral part of their diet and culture. For the Hoopa Valley people, a Native American tribe in Northern California not far from the Oregon border, that fish is salmon.

“We’re river people,” said tribal member Brittani Orona. “We depend a lot on water and the life that’s in the water for both our physical and cultural sustenance.” Salmon has historically been a staple of the tribe’s diet, as well as what members eat at Hoopa Valley “world renewal” dances, when they dance by the water or in a boat.

http://civileats.com/2017/02/03/californias-drought-continues-to-harm-native-tribes-and-salmon-fishermen/

 

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