Yakama Nation Challenges Willamette River Polluters to Clean and Protect Lower Columbia River

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“The Yakama Nation cannot turn its back on the harm Portland Harbor pollution has done—and continues to do—in the Columbia River,” Lewis added. “There is nothing more important than honoring our ancestors by protecting the spiritual and cultural resource that has sustained our people for thousands of years, and restoring it for all people that will use this magnificent resource for generations to come. We must clean these rivers fully and completely.”

 

Also reported in High Country News

“The Yakama Nation cannot turn its back on the harm Portland Harbor pollution has done -- and continues to do -- in the Columbia River,” says Virgil Lewis, chairman of the Yakama Nation’s Fish and Wildlife Committee and a tribal council member.