Wild Salmon Cook-out: Stand with Northwest Tribes to Stop GE Fish!
Saturday, March 11, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Location: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House
University of Washington, 4249 Whitman Court, Seattle, WA 98195
You are invited to a wild 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!
Speakers: Fish cooks and Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project
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.
This event is FREE and open to the public. PLEASE RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org