Long ago, when the world began, the Creator called a grand council of all plants and animals. He asked each for a gift to give the helpless new humans, who needed help to survive.
The very first to come forward was salmon, which offered his body to feed the people. Water then promised to provide a home for the salmon.
The Creation Story posted on the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’ website explains that both water and salmon were to be honored for their sacrifices, which is done through the First Salmon Feast each year.This religious ceremony must occur before open fishing can take place.
April 20, 2018 2:25 p.m. read more..