Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers: Progress Report 2017-2019
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
Arctic biodiversity is essential for the physical and spiritual well-being of Indigenous Peoples who have a unique relationship to their environment. The connection that Indigenous Peoples have to the Arctic environment is through their direct relationships to the fauna and flora of the places where they subsist. This relationship encompasses food security where food is collected, food is processed, and shared. The Arctic marine and Freshwater environments, and activities occurring there influence and play a large role for Indigenous communities along the coast, rivers, hundreds of miles inland, and across international borders. Salmon is one species that connects across all of these ecosystems and borders.