In the recent past, native fishers have sold just-caught fish from coolers at near-river sites. But this weekend, a woman entrepreneur is opening the first brick and mortar, Native American family owned fish market along the Columbia River.
Kim Brigham Campbell is from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and says the shop is a family affair.
“I just expect my aunts and uncles and cousins and all of them, they’ve all offered to step forward and help. I guess I don’t really feel on my own, I have a huge support. It’s going to work it’s going to happen," says Campbell.
Right now all of the catch comes from the nearby Columbia River. Brigham Campbell says she plans to sell sturgeon, salmon, smoked fish, seafood chowder and canned fish in her store. She eventually hopes to add a Native American-inspired fish eatery on the adjacent land.
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