After decades of fighting, tribes in Northern California can celebrate the pending removal of four dams on the Klamath River. Federal regulators cleared the way to remove the dams starting as early as next summer. If the plan comes to fruition, it will be the largest dam removal and salmon restoration project in history, something tribes say is sorely need to bring salmon back to their people. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce checks in with tribal chairman Russell “Buster” Attebery (Karuk) and Charley Reed (Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk), educational director for Save California Salmon and a cultural practitioner for the Karuk Tribe.
Break 1 music: Clearing the Path (song) Swinomish Canoe Family (artist)
Break 2 music: Navajos Tacos and Native Movies (song) Eli Secody (artist) Rhythm of a Songmaker (album)