Puget Sound salmon habitat restored with tribes leading the way

By Isabella Breda
Seattle Times
October 12, 2022

In June, Tulalip tribal elder and lifelong fisherman Glen Gobin led a procession of drummers to the shore of Tulalip Bay. It was the tribes’ annual salmon ceremony, a tradition that honors the return of yubəč, or Chinook.

The ceremony is based around the idea that “the salmon sacrifices itself to us, so that we can be sustained,” said Miller, “and we make this guarantee to them that as a thank you that we’re always going to take care of the habitat, and all the things that are necessary for them to be sustained.”

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