Tribal Fish Management with Upper Skagit Elder Scott Schuyler

Tribal Fish Management with Upper Skagit Elder Scott Schuyler

Tribal Fish Management with Upper Skagit Elder Scott Schuyler

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When
Dec 06, 2021 from 06:00 PM to 07:15 PM
Where
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Instructor
Class Tuition
$15.00
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North Cascades Institute is honored again to work with Scott Schuyler, member and elder of the Upper Skagit Tribe. The Upper Skagit Tribe are ancestral inhabitants of the region we now refer to as the North Cascades, though their tenure here precedes this name. They are still active to this day, involved in management processes as well as their traditional ways of life.
  

2021_TribalFishMngmt_inset1.jpgUpper Skagit natural resources director Scott Schuyler and tribal member Jason Fernando fish the Skagit River for spring chinook.

Scott has fished, hunted, and gathered for the last 41 years as his ancestors did in the Upper Skagit. Currently he is employed by the Upper Skagit Tribe as the Policy Representative for Natural & Cultural Resources. He has been the lead negotiator for the Tribe for fish & wildlife issues since 1994 and hydropower relicensing in the Skagit since 2002.

Register for this course to hear Scott speak to the importance of salmon in his culture as well as tribal fishing practices past and present. This is a rare opportunity to hear an elder speak and to gain a perspective that we don't often receive.

Salmon photo by Jessica Newley from Clark Creek in the Skagit River watershed. The image was selected as the Seattle Times Reader Photo of the Year in 2012.