Participating Leaders

Carol Craig, Yakama

Born just east of the Cascades in Yakama Nation, Carol Craig's tribal lineage includes the Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Stillaguamish, Snohomish, and Squaxin. From 1986-1994, Craig worked for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, Oregon, as the Tribal Information and Education Coordinator. Since 1995 Craig has work as the Public Information Manager for the Yakama Nation Fish and Wildlife Resource Management Program. As a writer, photographer, editor, and public speaker, Craig's passion is to educate tribal members and the general public about her (people and their efforts to restore the salmon runs. She is responsible for the Yakama Nation's publication, Sin-Wit-Ki All Life on Earth), and she has created film projects about the tribe's fisheries and wildlife programs. Craig also helped edit a script for the award-winning documentary, Sacred Salmon A Gift to Sustain Life. Craig's work in public education on tribal treaty rights, salmon recovery, and environmental protection made her an honored Finalist of the 2007 Buffett Award.

Read the transcript of Carol Craig's interview on sustainability: Carol_Craig_interview.pdf