Stand with Native Youth: Support Removal of the Snake River Dams

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Kellie Kirkpatrick
3 days ago
I am siging to help the youth save the salmon.

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Joan Nakata
6 days ago
WHORES.

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Azul98 Mandragrora55
1 week ago
Stop Dams And Extinction of Rivers Fauna!

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Derek Gendvil
1 week ago
Since the members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Youth Leadership Council are worried about climate change, they're calling on the President to demand that he removes the four lower Snake River Dams, & those dams impact it's right to fish under the tribe's treaty with the U.S. But if the dams aren't removed soon, the future of the Snake River salmon will go extinct for future generations. For the last two centuries, 400 barriers, including the Dams have been built throughout the Columbia Basin, which is destroying traditional salmon populations that Indigenous communities in the Northwest, like ours, have depended on it's native fish for generations. The construction and continued operation of those dams violate it's treaty fishing rights & the rights of many other tribes across the Northwest. Since salmon is a critical food source, it's also a part of it's spiritual & cultural identity. In the language, they're they "Wy-Kan-Ush-Pum" (salmon people), "Wy-kan-ish" (salmon) is important for it's sacred life renewal ceremonies, daily food, & it's economy. The salmon that swim from the "Naxiyam Wana" (Snake River) & "Nchi'-Wana" (Columbia River) into the Pacific & it's family. They are called "Wy-kan-ush Naymuma" (our salmon relatives). That is why we call on the President to demand the removal of the Dams. We know the extinction of salmon means the continued erasure of our Native peoples & the destructive of it's culture. But without salmon, especially in a drought that's happening, many generations will not inherit it's values & teachings that have been passed down for thousands of years.

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Ayl Baba
2 weeks ago
Why not???

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Priscilla Martinez
3 weeks ago
We need to take better care of what is left of our environment, for people, wildlife, marine life, and plant life.

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Selene Russo
3 weeks ago
It’s time to listen to our youth, the dams must go!!

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Valerie Holland
3 weeks ago
I want to protect the environment and all species therein.

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William Justis
3 weeks ago
Losing a valuable renewable fish population that grows itself over short term gains is a crime. We owe this to the tribes for cultural and economic reasons as well as honoring our treaty agreements.

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Jennifer Ross
3 weeks ago
I support indigenous peoples, their knowledge and care for their lands and Mother Earth, which is what could save humanity and other living species.