For Native American entrepreneur Terrie Brigham, 46, commercial fishing is not just a business venture, but has defined her family and tribe for generations.
When she and her family set up Brigham Fish Market in Cascade Locks, Oregon, it was just a continuation and expansion of what they had been doing all their lives. The Brigham family opened their fish shop location, where Terrie is now manager, in February 2014 and it has been going strong ever since.
“We’ve always lived on this river. I grew up on the Columbia,” said Brigham, referring to the river system that has been the lifeblood of her family and their Oregon Native American community. The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America; its famous gorge is home to some of the best windsurfing in the world.
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