Campaign to remove Snake River dams makes Tri-Cities stop

Palouse Chief Tom Estimo speaks to a gathering at Sacajawea State Park near Pasco during an “All Our Relations Snake River Campaign” stop.

An 8-foot steel sculpture by Lummi Nation member A. Cyaltsa Finkbonner is on display in Sacajawea State Park for the All Our Relations stop in Pasco. The two-week, three state indigenous-led campaign to supporting removal of Snake River dams.
An 8-foot steel sculpture by Lummi Nation member A. Cyaltsa Finkbonner is on display in Sacajawea State Park for the All Our Relations stop in Pasco. The two-week, three state indigenous-led campaign to supporting removal of Snake River dams.

The two-week, three state indigenous-led campaign supporting removal of Snake River dams and restoration of a free-flowing lower Snake River also planned stops in Spokane and Lewiston, Idaho, before concluding in Seattle on Oct. 1.

The campaign stops feature a steel sculpture by Lummi Nation member A. Cyaltsa Finkbonner.

The House of Carvers Tears of Lummi Nation held a smudging ceremony incorporating the bowl at the center of the art piece, which features buffalo, bear, eagle and orca to represent the sacred connections that are the highlight of the campaign.