Town Hall Seattle: Boldt at 50 — 'Treaty Justice: The Northwest Tribes, the Boldt Decision, and the Recognition of Fishing Rights' by Charles Wilkinson

An event in partnership with Town Hall Seattle

Town Hall Seattle and Third Place Books present Boldt at 50, a panel discussion centered on the late Charles Wilkinson's Treaty Justice: The Northwest Tribes, the Boldt Decision, and the Recognition of Fishing Rights to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Boldt Decision, a pivotal moment in civil rights history and tribal sovereignty. 

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About the event. . . 

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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