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  • Lush ‘salmon forest’ at Keete Inlet on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.
  • Members of the Hydaburg tribe perform fish surveys on streams in traditional use areas on Prince of Wales Island. In partnership with the Conservancy, the tribe is using science to document and protect healthy salmon habitat.
  • Streams in the forests of Prince of Wales Island provide protective nurseries for fish such as this juvenile coho salmon.
  • Anthony Christianson and Herbie Nix collect the salmon they caught while fishing in Eek Inlet, a traditional use area near Hydaburg on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska.
  • A young Haida girl with freshly-caught salmon in Hydaburg on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska.
  • Sockeye salmon are prepared and hung in a smokehouse in Hydaburg on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska.
  • Early stages of the salmon life cycle on display during Culture Camp in Hydaburg on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska.
  • Totem pole-raising ceremony in Hydaburg on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. The ceremony and following feast marked the end of Culture Camp, a week-long celebration of Haida culture.
  • Hydaburg tribal members dance during a totem pole-raising ceremony in Hydaburg.
  • The Centennial Pole was carved by local Haida carvers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Village of Hydaburg in November, 2011.
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