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Salmon: The original ‘Superabundant’ food of the Pacific Northwest

Few things unite the Pacific Northwest’s culture, economy and ecology like food. But sometimes the ingredients we eat are also divisive. Take salmon: Once these fish were superabundant throughout the region, but the arrival of western settlers — who introduced overfishing and dams — has taken a toll.





Despite early jump on COVID-19, tribes lose a brother and a son

Near Herculean efforts by tribal government to contain the spread of COVID-19 weren’t enough to save Michael Gavin, a 39-year-old member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, who died Aug. 7, some 17 months after the Tribes initially declared a state of emergency. Gavin was the second CTUIR member to die of COVID-19. His uncle was the first.


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