The following description comes from the event organizer.The All Our Relations Snake River Campaign is a two-week, Indigenous-led campaign that aims to bring attention to the urgent need to remove the four lower Snake River dams as part of a comprehensive solution. Stand with Indigenous leaders at the Portland stop of the All Our Relations Snake River Campaign on Sept 25, 6-8 pm at the Billy Frank Jr Conference Room at EcoTrust!
Restoring a free-flowing Snake River would honor the promises made to Tribal Nations and their lifeways, open up cold water habitat, fight the effects of climate change, and allow the river to fulfill its role in caring for the salmon, orca and the other wildlife who rely on a healthy river. The impacts of a free-flowing Snake River would also expand to the tens of thousands of people who depend on the river for fishing, hunting, renewal and recreation, and more.
Each stop of this campaign will demonstrate the overwhelming regional support for a comprehensive solution to recover threatened and endangered salmon populations that also works for communities, Tribes, energy, and agricultural interests. Events will feature an 8-foot in diameter steel sculpture, hand crafted for the journey by Lummi Nation members A. Cyaltsa Finkbonner and Master Carver Jewell James that represents a vision of 'All Our Relations.'