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May 19, 2017 6:25 PM   Subscribe

[tw suicide] A rare glimpse into a struggling culture where Water is Salmon is Life: How a remote California tribe set out to save its river and stop a suicide epidemic - LA Times. Meanwhile, Berkeley linguists and tribal members are working to save the Yurok Language.

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posted by The Toad (5 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
This is a sorrowful and wonderful tale. Hope for the future lies in returning to the past.
posted by Oyéah at 7:44 PM on May 19

The good news is that the upstream dams on the Klamath are supposed to be coming out fairly soon (given the uncertainties of the new administration, and the long timelines for dam removal at the best of times). But the bad news is that the outlook overall for salmon is getting dire. It's yet another blow to the tribal groups that have already weathered so many others.
posted by Dip Flash at 7:51 PM on May 19 [1 favorite]

Thank you for posting this.
posted by spitbull at 6:14 AM on May 20 [1 favorite]

Great post, look forward to many more.
posted by Rumple at 5:14 PM on May 20 [1 favorite]

Lived for a time in Tolowa territory, so the Yurok people are pretty familiar. Thanks for posting this.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 5:32 AM on May 21

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