Boldt 40: a day of perspectives on the Boldt Decision

boldt-40-v2The treaty tribes in western Washington will come together on February 5, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Boldt Decision.

Boldt 40 will be held at the Squaxin Island Tribe’s Skookum Event Center north of Olympia. Map: http://go.nwifc.org/boldt40map

Speakers will take attendees through the history of the case and the development of co-management.

Charles Wilkinson will give a lunchtime keynote address: “Justice at its Truest and Finest: The High Place of the Boldt Decision in American Law.” Wilkinson is Distinguished Professor and Moses Lasky Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School. He is the author of “Messages from Frank’s Landing: A Story of Salmon, Treaties.”

4 thoughts on “Boldt 40: a day of perspectives on the Boldt Decision

  1. I can remember walking up the steps of the Federal Court House in Tacoma with, my father, CalvinJ. Peters. And then, in 1994, I walked up the steps to the Federal Court House in Seattle as, Shellfish Manager, for the Squaxin Island Tribe of Indians!
    I feel it was an Honor to be an Expert Witness in the Shellish Case for the treaty tribes of Western Washington and, be a part of the only part of the piece of the Shellfish case settled out of Court-The Shellfish Sanitaton Agreement signed into law the first day of the Shellfish trial.
    It truely is an honor to particpate with the tribal leaders who, were a part of the original Boldt case.

    Rick Peters

  2. I can remember walking up the steps to the Federal Courthouse in Tacoma, with my father, Cal Peters, the first day of the Boldt case! I never before hear so much hate against the Indian people who represented their tribes, during the Boldt case. And there’s still racist remarks every fishing season about the tribes.

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