Oregon Field Guide

Salmon People: The Fight to Preserve a Way of Life

Season 34 Episode 6 | 27m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

When the salmon are running up the Columbia River, Native people are there with them. The river is a way of life for the Wy-Kan-Ush-Pum, the Salmon People. Over the last century and a half, they have watched as forces eroded their access to salmon. The stakes in their fight to preserve the salmon, and their way of life, are existential.

Aired: 03/16/23

Rating: NR

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