North Vancouver First Nation – Giving up Sockeye for the year

17 08 2007

The Tsleil-Waututh First Nation in North Vancouver has said “Enough is enough”.  Chief Leah George-Wilson of this Coast Salish First nation with a population of 450 has stated that they will not be taking their allotment of sockeye from the Fraser river this year in order to help the dismal run have some chance of success. 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

While we continue to hear about some Native groups continuing to net the decimated sockeye stocks, these people have taken a public stand to “Do the Right Thing” and say “No”.

While admittedly they weren’t exactly entitled to 20,000 fish or anything near that, EVERY single fish that makes it to the spawning grounds will make a difference.  Other Native bands have harvested over 35,000 sockeye from the river already.

You can read more about it in the Vancouver Sun, where I first came across the article:

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=5a2bdae0-70d4-4824-926c-6db43bff9385

Oh, did I mention…. Thank You!

For those wishing to express their thanks directly, you can email the chief and the band council at:  reception AT twnation.ca

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