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Grant to Swinomish Tribe supports community climate change solutions

Sea level rise and storm surge caused by the changing climate disrupts salmon and shellfish harvesting that indigenous people have depended on from time immemorial. The impacts on the culture are physical to the environment, physiological to the individual and psychological to individuals and community alike. A $360,000 two year grant to the Health Department of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will advance work the tribe has done and support the creation of tools that other indigenous communities will be able to employ.

Jamie Donatuto, a tribe envi...


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