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All Our Relations Snake River Campaign

“We must all come together to care for our common home. We urge federal and state policy makers to develop and implement a holistic plan for the Lower Snake River region that seeks input from the Original Peoples of Washington state as principal dialogue partners, as well as input from farmers, community members, and concerned citizens. Any policy changes should carefully consider those who may be negatively impacted. Ultimately, we pray for a plan that serves the common good, taking into account care for God’s creation, treaties and rights of the Original Peoples of Washington state, and those who live and work in the Lower Snake River region.”

— Washington State Catholic Bishops

We are a covenant people and as a covenant people we hold the responsibility to honor the treaties with sovereign tribal nations and as Pope Francis and the Washington Catholic Bishops state “Indigenous communities should be principal dialogue partners” as we develop environmental justice solutions.

Through our growing relationship with our partners at Se’Si’Le, an indigenous led organization that utilizes Indigenous ancestral knowledge for the benefit of our Mother Earth, Indigenous lifeways, and for future generations, we hope to bring the faith community more directly into the movement to restore salmon in the Pacific Northwest and honor treaty rights.

The faith community has generously been invited to participate in the All Our Relations Snake River Campaign taking place at seven locations across the Northwest this September and October.

The 2023 All Our Relations Snake River Campaign is a two-week indigenous led journey to stand up for – and stand with – endangered salmon and orca; a healthy Columbia Basin, Salish Sea, Tribal communities, and all our relations into the Seventh Generation.

Campaign events will feature an 8-foot-diameter steel and wood sculpture created for the journey by Lummi Nation members A. Cyaltsa Finkbonner and Master Carver Jewell James. The sculpture represents a vision of ’All Our Relations“, as well as ritual, stories, and public statements from various Tribal community, faith communities, and NGO’s.

All Our Relations Snake River Campaign Schedule

PDF of schedule here

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