Friday, October 12, 2012

Northwest Tribes Joining the Fray on Big Environmental Issues

A couple of really cool articles out recently highlight the growing involvement, and vital role that the Northwest Tribes are playing in some of our most pressing environmental challenges. Because of the rights guaranteed to many of the tribes by treaty, they are in a unique position to influence government on environmental policy. A recent article in the New York Times explores the role the Lummi and other tribes are playing in shaping the debate over proposed coal terminals in the Pacific Northwest. Another article from the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Magazine highlights work the tribes are doing on climate change.

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