Frank Lake learned traditional skills from his Karuk grandfather. He is teaching at the University of Oregon while majoring in integrated ecology and culture. He and his colleagues combine Western science with Native tradition.
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When TUC attended an Indian wedding in the Trinity Alps four young men arrived with a gift of freshly caught salmon. Maria watched their cooking ceremony and learned that they are Native American graduate students at the University of Oregon, Corvallis, who work as a team. They study aquatic ecology, conservation biology and salmon runs while maintaining a knowing and respectful connection to their native traditions. They refuse to be confined to university labs and spend much of their time doing field work, learning from elders. They lead regular salmon camps with Native American youth.
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