Boldt at 50: Reflecting on Treaty Justice and Tribal Sovereignty
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Boldt Decision, a pivotal moment in civil rights history and tribal sovereignty. 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 Coll Thrush, a noted historian and author of Native Seattle; Lynda V. Mapes, an author and Seattle Times reporter specializing in environmental and Native American issues; Darrell Hillaire, executive director of the Native-owned production company Children of the Setting Sun Productions; and Nancy Shippentower, a respected Puyallup elder.
The event is set to open with Native drummers, courtesy of Children of the Setting Sun Productions, and will also feature a short documentary clip showcasing the treaty tribes as an integral part of the program.