Indian Country Today
by Richard Walker
Tribal nations in Washington state are facing environmental challenges ranging from protecting wildlife habitats and waterways to protecting the livelihood of Washington state residents from toxic chemicals that have been released into the environment and water for decades.
Here are seven eco-disasters affecting Washington tribes as well as efforts to improve the waters on which all inhabitants depend.
Everything interrelates: The Salish Sea Campaign
Due to a consistent decline in the number of orcas that inhabit the Salish Sea, the Lummi Nation launched the Salish Sea Campaign on June 15 at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, calling for communities of the Salish Sea to stand together to protect the Southern resident orcas from extinction.
Read more here.