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17 October 2011 / Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper

Chiefs Concerned About Infectious Sockeye Virus

Rivers Inlet, British Columbia, Canada

The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council is very concerned about the conclusive finding of the European Strain of Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISA) in sockeye in Rivers Inlet. The Secwepemc, like "most BC First Nations, have relied on salmon as the life blood of our people. Between 50 and 90 per cent of our people's diet consisted of salmon at the time of contact.

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