Thoughts about Our Work from Chief Sealth’s Descendent

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On April 12, the Green-Duwamish River was named one of the top 10 most endangered rivers in the nation by American Rivers.

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Thoughts from a Direct Descendent of Chief Sealth

The work of the DRCC/TAG is guided by the communities we serve and the organizations that make up our coalition, ensuring that DRCC/TAG serves as an effective Community Advisory Group to EPA throughout the Superfund process.  Ken Workman is the great-great-great-great grandson of Chief Sealth and sits on the Advisory Council as a representative of the Duwamish Tribe. Here is a look at why he thinks their role on this advisory council is important:

Ken sharing about the river at T-107

Ken sharing about the river at T-107

The Duwamish tribe has lived alongside our river (stuĚ“lÉ™k) and on our lands for millennium upon millennium. We have harvested foods and raised our young here. We have tribal stories of when it was cold-and-then-not. We look forward to spring and the return of a good harvest – albeit as meager as it is as measured by today’s standards. Our river was once a great source of life now it is but a place of porting ships, industry, and pollution. We look forward to the time when we can once again harvest from and live alongside our stuĚ“lÉ™k.

The Duwamish Tribe supports the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition (DRCC) in its efforts to represent our stu̓lək.

Join me in Restoring the Flow today!


Ken Workman, Duwamish

Great-great-great-great-grandson of Chief Sealth”


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