The Cleanest Line
Julian Matthews

Julian Matthews

Julian Matthews is the director of Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment in Lapwai, Idaho. He has been actively involved in environmental issues for the last 20 years primarily in response to threats made to the Treaty of 1855. Julian’s main goal is to ensure that tribal youth and adults are educated and have good knowledge of the issues affecting them and that the Nimiipuu take an active role in protecting their treaty rights.


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Free the Snake and Restore Salmon to Honor Treaty Rights

Feb 3, 2017 February 3, 2017

Salmon have sustained the Nimiipuu people since time began for us. Nimiipuu means “the people” and is one amongst many names the Nez Perce call themselves. The loss of healthy numbers of salmon returning up the Columbia and Snake Rivers to our traditional lands in Idaho and Oregon, where we have… Read More