6 Mar 2017

March 9th Salish Sea Speaker Series Presents: “A Lifetime of Fishing in the Salish Sea” for Billy Frank Jr. Day

As part of the 2016-17 Salish Sea Speaker Series and the Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dana Wilson will deliver his talk, “A Lifetime of Fishing in the Salish Sea.”  This quarter, the Salish Sea Speaker is scheduled on Billy Frank, Jr. Day, in celebration of the Nisqually Tribal member and famed fishing rights activist, who earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously. This event will take place on March 9 and has two venues:

12pm-2pm: Northwest Indian College, Cultural Learning Center – Log Building 7a (link: NWIC campus map)

4pm-5pm: Western Washington University – Miller Hall 138 (link: WWU campus map)

Dana Wilson, Lummi Tribal Member, will speak about the changes he has seen in the Salish Sea where he has fished over the last 45 years. In his youth, Dana Wilson began fishing the Salish Sea with his father, Jimmy Wilson and carries on family traditions by serving as a Lummi Fish Commissioner. He is also an Intervener on the Kinder Morgan pipeline and has testified on behalf of the Lummi Nation and the Salish Sea to the National Energy Board. Dana will speak about the changes of the Salish Sea through the lens of someone who has spent a lifetime on its water. In addition, he will remark on what he considers high priority research needs.

The presentation will include a question-and-answer period. Anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend and participate.