From the Road: Freeing the Snake River

  • Jul 16, 2021

Today was a good day, on traditional Nimiipuu territory—the first stop on the #RedRoadtoDC.

The salmon, central to Nimiipuu culture, are facing an extinction crisis due to aging dams and warming waters. Native grassroots organizers, elders, and Nez Perce tribal leaders called for the removal of the Snake River dams at this moving totem pole journey event organized by Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment.

Watch the full blessing ceremony:

Lummi carvers and allies hit the road soon after for our next stop, Bears Ears. But there’s always a bit of time for an impromptu jump in the river along the way 🙂