Way of Life

The decision on whether to allow the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal coal export facility at Cherry Point might ultimately land in the Oval Office. If it does, the president will have to take into consideration the 57 US tribes impacted by the estimated 487 supertankers per year expected to call there. In that consideration, he will have to decide whether to ignore the federal treaties with these tribes that guarantee their fishing rights and sacred sites. KCTS9 Seattle listens to Lummi Nation spokesman Jay Julius elaborate on what’s at stake for the tribes.

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