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Mon 2/12, 2024, 7:30pm
Boldt at 50
Reflecting on Treaty Justice and Tribal Sovereignty
From left to right: Headshots of Jay Julius, Coll Thrush, Lynda V. Mapes, and Nancy Shippentower

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Boldt Decision, a pivotal moment in civil rights history and tribal sovereignty. Centered around Charles Wilkinson’s posthumously acclaimed work, Treaty Justice, a panel will discuss the significance of the Boldt Decision and its enduring impact on the tribal sovereignty movement in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Three panelists and a moderator will delve into the historical significance of the ruling, reflecting on its implications and the work that still lies ahead. The panelists include Jeremiah “Jay” Julius, a fisherman, Lummi Nation Tribal member, and advocate for the Salish Sea; Coll Thrush, a noted historian and author of Native SeattleLynda V. Mapes, an author and Seattle Times reporter specializing in environmental and Native American issues; and Nancy Shippentower, a respected Puyallup elder.

The event is set to open with Native drummers; remarks from Darrell Hillaire, executive director of the Native-owned production company, Children of the Setting Sun Productions (CSSP); and will also feature a short film clip from CSSP showcasing the treaty tribes as an integral part of the program.


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