Salmon Warrior: A Collaboration with 8th Generation In Honor of Billy Frank Jr.

Salmon Defense is excited to announce the release of the “Salmon Warrior” wool blanket in honor of our late leader Billy Frank Jr. We have had the honor and pleasure of working with Eighth Generation to produce a wool blanket made in the USA designed by Leighanna Scott of the Nisqually Indian Tribe. Only 300 “Salmon Warrior” blankets were produced, the proceeds going towards continuing to build the Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Forever Fund.

In 2017 the Nisqually Indian Tribe graciously gifted the Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Forever Fund a donation of $25,000. We wanted to quickly leverage this extraordinary gift, so we reached out to Eighth Generation for a collaboration that has now come to fruition!

Eighth Generation is a Native-owned and operated company based in Seattle, Washington. It was founded in 2008 when Louie Gong (Nooksack) started customizing shoes in his living room. Now the first Native-owned company to produce wool blankets – with a flagship retail store in Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market – Eighth Generation is a proud participant in the global economy. Through the Inspired Natives Project, Eighth Generation creates opportunities for cultural artists who struggle to meet the demand for their handmade cultural art, as Louie did a short eight years ago. https://eighthgeneration.com/

Sample Salmon Warrior Blanket Certificate

Use the Order Form to get one of these beautiful limited-run blankets. Every Salmon Warrior Blanket will come with a certificate of authenticity that matches the number on the blanket.

These 95% Wool/5% Acrylic Blankets are 50-in x 60-in and Made in the USA.

Note: Pre-orders will begin shipping by UPS Ground on Friday, December 7. If you wish you have your blanket delivered by or before Christmas please make your purchase on or by December 13th to guarantee Christmas Delivery.

Those who choose to pick up their blankets can pick them up at the Salmon Defense Office located at the NWIFC starting December 10th – December 15th from 11-4pm and December 17 – December 21 10am-3pm