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WWU Environmental Speaker Series

November 17, 2022 @ 4:30 am 5:30 pm

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Thursdays: Sep 22 – Dec 1 at 4:30see entire list of speakers

Nov 17: A Coast Salish Environmental History of the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott

The 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott is a foundational document for many Coast Salish Nations today. During the treaty negotiations, Coast Salish leaders reserved specific rights for our peoples in perpetuity in order to secure a future for our nations. By crafting a way for Native fishers, hunters, and gatherers to continue practices that ancestors had relied on for generations, Indigenous negotiators sought to maintain relations with our homelands and waters. This talk will explore the environmental side of these historic negotiations so as to better frame Coast Salish environmental activism today.

Speaker: Dr. Joshua L Reid

The Environmental Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Talks are held each Thursday at 4:30 pm in Academic Instructional Center West, room 204. Paid parking is available in lot C. Or join us online on Zoom!

More information about the speaker series is available here, and past Environmental Speaker Series recordings are available here.