Yesterday fourteen indigenous and religious leaders in the Columbia River Basin, including representatives of all Native American Tribes and First Nations, sent a letter to President Obama and Prime Minister Harper. The letter endorses the Declaration on Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty and asks the two national executives to move forward on the treaty update process. Read more about the letter, the Declaration, and CELP’s Ethics & Treaty Project here.
Today’s Yakima Herald story reports on these events, including quotes from CELP’s board president John Osborn and Spokane Tribe Councilmember Matt Wynne.
Photo: Fishing at Kettle Falls (UW Special Collections)