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        Salmon Population Depleted

        Elders discuss the decline in the local population of salmon, which are at the heart of the cultural identity of the Native American Lummi Nation of Washington State. One Elder recalls when fish were so abundant they were thrown overboard by fishermen and cannery workers who could not keep up with the supply. Ironically, today he is forced to buy salmon. Another Elder explains that threats to salmon, as well as to other food sources that have sustained his people throughout the years, are also threats to the Native American way of life and must be addressed in order to ensure the survival of the Lummi people. The video segment was adapted from a student video produced at Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, Washington.

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