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Treaty Rights in a Changing Environment

  • Red Lion Hotel Lewiston 621 21st St Lewiston, Idaho 83501 (map)

Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment is proud to host a tribal conference on March 17-18 in Lewiston, Idaho. The conference, Treaty Rights in a Changing Environment, will aim to bring about a deeper understanding of treaty rights and the responsibilities of tribal members and non-tribal members to respect, uphold and act according to those rights. It is also meant to foster relationships between tribal groups and environmental organizations to better work together on campaigns.

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The conference will highlight real-world and real-time movements that exemplify the need to understand and uphold treaty rights, including the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from degrading tribal lands and contaminating drinking water, and the Nez Perce Tribe’s fight to remove the four lower Snake River dams to recover native, wild salmon populations and restore the tribe’s treaty rights to fish the salmon as they have in their past, in their culture and tradition.

Specific times for the two-day conference are as follows: Friday, March 17 from 9am to 4pm and Saturday, March 18 from 9am to 3pm. Please note: When registering, you are registering for both days of the conference.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all conference attendees. We ask that non-tribal members consider a $50 donation to help cover costs.

Earlier Event: February 4
Water For Life Seminar