Tag Archives: Tribal Sovereignty

Climate crisis jeopardizes tribal sovereignty

Michele “Shelly” Vendiola of Swinomish discusses the ways climate change interferes with tribal treaty rights and sovereignty in a column, “Tribal Sovereignty is jeopardized by climate crisis” in the Earth Day edition of Race-Talk: Now tribes face a serious quagmire in the face of climate change that makes it challenging, if not impossible, for sovereignty […]

Tribal And Local Input Must Go Into Creation Of Marine Protected Areas

LAPUSH (Aug. 19, 2005) – The fish and marine mammals of Washington’s ocean waters are blissfully unaware of the blankets of bureaucracy that have been overlaid on their home. Washington tribes, however, are painfully aware of the thicket of federal and state agencies and regulations dealing with marine protected areas which are constantly threatening tribe’s […]