Uplifting Experience

Governor Inslee reaffirms commitment to the Centennial Accord between the stateĀ and tribal governments of Washington, observing that, “tribal culture and heritage–it is an important part of who we are as a state.”

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Minimum Expectations

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) will discuss proposing a carbon-tax initiative for the November 2018 ballot in Washington State. ATNI president Fawn Sharp observes that, “Others are advancing proposals, and we cannot be part of standing on the sidelines while we witness a woefully underfunded or woefully ineffective proposal move forward to the people.”

Law and Precedent

Seattle Human Rights Commission denounces attack on treaty rights of Northwest Tribes by Washington Attorney General, Bob Ferguson.

Most concerning is the racially tinged suggestion that treaty rights undermine democracy…Washington’s litigation stance offends both the treaty rights of Washington’s tribes, and their human rights, guaranteed in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.