Tribes protest Seattle City Light's Skagit River dam project on Indigenous Peoples Day

Members of several Tribes called on Seattle leadership to install fish passage on the city’s hydroelectric dams on the Skagit River.

SEATTLE — On Indigenous Peoples Day, Native Americans and supporters held a peaceful protest in front of Seattle City Hall to call on city leadership to better to support tribal rights on the Skagit River.

The city’s public utility, Seattle City Light, has generated hydroelectricity on the Skagit for nearly 100 years. The project is located and has impacts on ancestral lands of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe and the Swinomish Tribe.

“We’re here to speak up for the salmon

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