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Rakaia river saves salmon

March 21, 2010

Rakaia River 2007 by MikeC CCBy

Some of New Zealand’s rivers are helping an American indian tribe reconnect with a salmon that was wiped from their rivers. Listen to the story on Radio NZ: American Indians come to New Zealand to bring Salmon home. The fish are  important culturally and for the tribe’s health, and were shipped around the world by the American Government decades ago. The tribe is planning to do a ceremony on the banks of the Rakaia River and take some of the eggs back to the original river they lived in, completing a promise they made to the salmon decades ago. With the building of a dam the fish could no longer spawn and died out.

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