P R E S S A D V I S O R Y
For Immediate Release: May 28, 2008
For more information:
Craig Tucker, Spokesperson Karuk Tribe - cell (916)
Mike Hudson, Organizer of Salmon Aid - (510) 407-2000
KLAMATH RIVER TRIBES HOST WLD SALMON BAKE TO KICK OFF
SALMON AID EVENT
WHAT: Members of the Karuk, Yurok, and Hoopa Tribes host
traditional salmon bake on eve of Salmon Aid. Tribal
drummers and singers will perform and share fire roasted
Klamath Spring Salmon with the public.
WHERE: Ocean Beach, San Francisco. Look for the fire pit
one block south of the intersection of Fulton Street and
the Great Highway.
WHEN: Friday, May 30. Fire starts at 4:30 p.m.; fish
will be ready to serve around 6:30 p.m.
WHO: Participants include fishermen, cooks, singers, and
drummers from the Karuk, Yurok, and Hoopa Tribes.
Members of Klamath Basin Tribes want to show their
support for Salmon Aid by hosting a traditional salmon
bake on the eve of the event. Although Klamath salmon
runs are dwindling, tribal fishermen still harvest
salmon for ceremonial and commercial use. By joining
forces with commercial fishermen, conservation groups,
and others concerned about native salmon stocks, Tribal
members hope to build support for the removal of the
lower four Klamath River dams.
Since ocean salmon fishing is banned this year and the
Klamath is the only river where salmon fishing will be
allowed, this may be the only chance many will get to
taste fresh wild salmon this year.
Salmon Aid will be held at Jack London Square in
Oakland, Ca May 31 – June 1.
For more information on the struggle to remove Klamath
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S. Craig Tucker, Ph.D.
Klamath Campaign Coordinator
Karuk Tribe of California
NEW NUMBER home office: 707-839-1982
Tribal office in Orleans: 530-627-3446 x3027
ctucker [at] karuk.us