Opposing Tribal Property Rights

As noted on the Jamestown S’Klallam website, “Hunting, fishing and gathering were some of the rights reserved by Northwest Tribes that signed treaties with the United States in the 1850’s…Reserved rights under the treaties are classified as property rights by the federal courts.” On August 17, 2017, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court, […]

Confronting the Anti-Indian Movement

As Dena Jensen reports, William Honea, Skagit County senior deputy prosecuting attorney –in justifying the CERA anti-Indian workshop in Mount Vernon, Washington on May 20–falsely attributed an incendiary quote to Swinomish tribal chairman and president of the National Congress of American Indians, Brian Cladoosby. Given that Mr. Honea–like CERA celebrity Elaine Willman–was given a platform […]

The Collateral Damage of BP

For some, the beloved San Juan Islands beckon as paradise. For Warren Buffett, British Petroleum and Kinder Morgan, they are collateral damage in the pursuit of oil portfolio profits. BP Cherry Point refinery and its adjunct Whatcom Business Alliance are presently promoting a “preserve cherry point jobs” campaign to mislead Whatcom county voters into thinking […]

Northwest Jobs Alliance: Organized Racism by Organized Labor

White Power on the Salish Sea targeting Lummi Nation — advocated by Northwest Jobs Alliance in a December 22, 2015 Lynden Tribune editorial — benefits from 1. Financial backing of Pacific International Terminals and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, 2. Organizational support of the Tea Party, and 3. Propaganda on KGMI radio. With strategic advice […]

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