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The Salmon Nation

The Children of the Setting Sun Productions, is dedicated to marketing Native American themed performance arts, as well as making the culture & the history of Native American people accessible. Drawing upon long family traditions, Children of the Setting Sun Productions, is a multi-media, film, and theater arts production company specializing in Coast Salish storytelling. 

Photo Credit: Beau Garreau

Photo Credit: Beau Garreau


Larry & Ellie Kinley's Response to the Atlantic Salmon Spill near Cypress Island in the Pacific Northwest Territory of Washington within the Coast Salish Tribes Treaty Rights . Larry & Ellie Kinley have been fishing this area since they were small children. The knowledge and experience that they carry is illustrated through their interview. This Interview took place one day after their children (Luke and Kyle Kinley) started catching Atlantic Salmon near the mouth of The Skagit River. This is their story and thoughts based upon what had happened. They also talk about how we can change the current situation by coming together. 




A Short Documentary going to SIFF


Frankenfish A Farmed Atlantic Salmon Story was created in partnership with the Communication Leadership graduate program at The University of Washington, the Nereus Program and Ocean Link NW. Special thanks to Beau Garreau from Children of the Setting Sun Productions for his drone footage. Huge shout out to our sponsors Light & MotionUnderwater Sports, Backscatter Underwater Photo & Video.  



Our Relatives

taking stand from Alert Bay

Chief Ernest Alfred, from Alert Bay on Vancouver Island gives us an update from the frontlines of the fish farm stand off that his affecting his people and relatives the Salmon Nation.

 Lummi Nation Declares State of Emergency 

 On  Saturday,  August  19,  2017,  the  Washington  State  Department  of  Fish  and  Wildlife  (WDFW) were  informed  of  a catastrophic  net  pen  failure  that  has  resulted  in  the  release  of  thousands  of Atlantic  salmon,  an  invasive  aquatic  species.    This  devastating  Atlantic  salmon  spill  occurred  at Cooke  Aquaculture’s  Cypress  Island  facility.    The  Atlantic  salmon  spill  has  the potential  to devastate native salmon stocks critical to the culture and the economy of the Lummi Nation.  The Lummi  Indian  Business  Council  (LIBC)  learned  of  the  spill  on  Monday,  August  21,  2017,  from our fishermen, and is directing all relevant department heads to take immediate action in an effort to  protect  native  fish  species.    Specifically,  the  LIBC  is  directing  the  General  Manager’s  (GMs) Office to work with the LIBC Treasurer, our Natural Resources Department, and our Fisheries and Natural Resources Commission to minimize the threat posed by these non-native fish



Shuswap Nation:

Take A Stand Against Fish Farm

Canadian Relatives: Press Release