Colville Tribes sends smoked salmon to Standing Rock Sioux to show support
NESPELEM, Wash. -
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are sending support to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the form of smoked salmon.
500 pounds of smoked sockeye salmon will be shipped over to North Dakota as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues their protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Colville Tribes asked Connie Shaver, Debi Condon and Kyrstal Keaton to deliver the salmon they have been smoking for the past week. All 500 pounds has been bagged up, vacuum-sealed and ready for disbursement.
“The #noDAPL movement of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe remains strong in opposition to an oil pipeline that threatens the Tribe’s water and its cultural resources,” a press release said on Friday. “Tribal nations are working together to help support the Sioux Water Protectors. The Dakota Access Pipeline camps are still swarming with protestors and the Colville Tribe has made another effort to help the campers along Cannonball River.”
Previously, the Colvilles sent a self loading truck full of tamarack timber for sweat lodges, cook shacks and to help keep the Water Protectors warm.
“Colville Tribes appreciates the efforts of the Water Protectors,” said Chairman Dr. Michael Marchand. “They are there to save the water. Water is the foundation of everything, it is necessary to preserve our essential needs. We sympathize with them because we are dealing with a 20-year litigation with Teck Cominco, a Canadian mining company who has been contaminating our water for decades. We just want to play a small part by donating what we can.”