SAT March 11: Wild Salmon Cook-out to Stand with Northwest Tribes to Stop GE Fish!

SAT March 11, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Location: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House – On the University of Washington campus, 4249 Whitman Court, Seattle, WA 98195

Join us for a salmon cook-out to stop genetically engineered fish! Community Alliance for Global Justice is collaborating with the Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance to host a community gathering to learn more about how GE salmon threatens a cultural and ecological keystone species in our region.

We will especially highlight Northwest tribal relationships to salmon, and how biotech companies are threatening treaty rights. In 2014, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians passed a resolution opposing the introduction of GE salmon, and the Quinault Tribe is one of 12 plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the FDA for approving AquaBounty’s GE salmon.

Cook-Out: Enjoy cooking demonstration, lunch (including vegan option) and a salmon tasting!

Program:
Louie Ungaro, Muckleshoot Fish Cook
Justice Bill, Muckleshoot: Honor Song and Welcome Song
Roger Fernandes, Lower Elwha Klallam, Story-teller, Artist, Native historian: Salish Salmon Story-telling
Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project: Speaker
Pete Knutson, Loki Fish Co: Speaker
Steve Mashuda, Earthjustice: Speaker
Canoe Families: Closing Performance

We look forward to sparking convivial conversation and community engagement around this important environmental, food justice, and Indigenous Rights issue. We are pleased to host this event at the UW Intellectual House, whose traditional name – wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ –  comes from the Luhshootseed language and is phonetically pronounced “wah-sheb-altuh.”

Sponsored by Community Alliance for Global Justice, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project and Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, with generous support from the Muckleshoot Tribe Charity Fund Grant Program.

Community Partners: Thank you for helping us publicize! ASUW Student Food Cooperative, Central Co-op, Clean Greens Farm and Market, Danny Woo Community Garden, Earthjustice, Got Green, Green Plate Special, Health Alliance International, Husky Real Food Challenge, Lettuce Link/Solid Ground, Nature Nuts, Puget Sound Sage, Seattle Youth Garden Works, Slow Fish Canada, Sno-Valley Tilth, Sustainable Ballard, Sustainable Capitol Hill, The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge, Tulalip News, UFCW Local 21, Union Cultural Center, UW Department of Geography, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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For more info, contact CAGJ: fjp@cagj.org, 205-405-4600.

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