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‘No fish means no food’: how Yurok women are fighting for their tribe’s nutritional health

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The salmon they have long depended on as dietary staple and cultural cornerstone have become scarce.

Combined with the lack of food sovereignty, that scarcity has prompted the need to fight for their main sources of nutrition and for their very way of life, they say.

Yurok women, traditionally their tribe’s caregivers and food providers, bear the brunt of the food and health crisis while leading the fight for cultural preservation.

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