Let's talk about salmon

  Wana Chinook Tymoo means "salmon stories' in Sahaptin, a language shared by the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama tribes. It is also the name of a free magazine published quarterly since 1991 by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. The group brings together members of the four tribes to help fight for the survival of the salmon. "There were a lot of different magazines about salmon," says Jeremy Crow, assistant editor, "but we wanted to make people aware of the cultural aspects surrounding salmon - a cause that needs a little more attention." The magazine is full of glossy pictures of salmon ceremonies and the impacts of dams, and articles about "Holding on to a salmon-centered culture" and "The rest of the story - future hinges on salmon restoration." Wana Chinook Tymoo is read by over 10,000 federal and state employees, elected officials, tribal members and interested individuals.


For a copy, write Wana Chinook Tymoo, 729 NE Oregon, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97232 (503/238-0667); fax 503/235-4228; email: [email protected]; Website: www.critfc.org.


*Jennifer Chergo


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