Russell Jim - Kii’ahł
Russell Jim serves as program manager of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation’s Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Program. Mr. Jim grew up in the Yakama territory along the Yakima River. Mr. Jim’s focus has been on preserving the earth’s natural resources while instilling tribal youth with a respect for their Yakama traditions. In the 1970’s he was instrumental in giving direction to begin restoration of land and resources. Over thirty years of restoration work has resulted in the return of numerous plants, animals and fish that were previously extirpated.