Tag Archives: Quinault Indian Nation

Coastal razor clam harvest closed indefinitely

The state Department of Health has closed the non-tribal razor clam harvest for the Washington coast indefinitely and Quinault Indian Nation has also closed its ceremonial and subsistence and commercial razor harvests. Levels of a marine toxin, domoic acid, is high enough in the clams to sicken or harm humans, though it does not harm […]

Oil-bearing trains equivalent of moving bombs through cities and towns

This mini-documentary film graphically shows not only the hazards of the explosive growth in oil-bearing trains, including more frequent fatality-causing accidents, but how the process to allow the traffic in some areas has often been done behind closed doors. The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) opposes several proposals to dramatically increase oil train traffic through critical […]

Coastal Tribes Convene to Tackle Climate Change

On Washington’s rugged Pacific coast, the Quinault Indian Nation has depended on salmon for thousands of years. But the glaciers that feed the Quinault and Queets Rivers and sustain these salmon populations are in retreat because of climate change, threatening the very survival of the salmon. In Alaska, native villages are pulling up stakes and […]

Climate change: Washington coastal tribes hosting symposium blending indigenous knowledge with western science

The inaugural First Stewards symposium, to be held July 17-20 in Washington, D.C. is a national event that examines the impact of climate change on indigenous coastal cultures and explores solutions based on millennia of traditional ecological knowledge. Hundreds of native leaders, witnesses and climate scientists will join policy-makers and non-government organizations for groundbreaking dialogue […]