News from Our Relatives
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.
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 & Motion, Underwater Sports, Backscatter Underwater Photo & Video.
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
Take A Stand Against Fish Farm
Canadian Relatives: Press Release