Standing on the banks of a calm section of the Columbia River that was once Celilo Falls on Columbus Day — reclaimed as Indigenous Peoples’ Day — representatives from the Yakama and Lummi nations called for the federal government to remove three hydroelectric dams in the lower Columbia river: Bonneville Dam, The Dalles Dam and John Day Dam.

JoDe Goudy, chairman of the Yakama Nation, said that the native nations along the Columbia River did not consent to the creation of the dams, and that they inhibit access to traditional fishing sites — such as Celilo Falls, which was flooded when The Dalles Dam was completed in 1957 — and continue to negatively affect the traditional foods that the Yakama Nation relies on, including salmon.