Tulalip Water Protection Declaration

TULALIP WATER PROTECTION DECLARATION
In an acknowledgment of their bloodlines, not borders, Indigenous leaders met in early spring 2018 to discuss a collaborative path forward that incorporates free and prior informed consent principles under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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Tulalip Water Protection Declaration 

Indigenous leaders met to discuss mutual interests concerning adverse impacts and potential harms of extractive industries incompatible with sustainable development in rivers/watersheds in Alaska, Canada, and transboundary ecosystems.  Indigenous leaders met to discuss mutual interests concerning adverse impacts and potential harms of extractive industries incompatible with sustainable development in rivers/watersheds in Alaska, Canada, and transboundary ecosystems.

 

These discussions uphold the importance of traditional ecological knowledge necessary to effectively and meaningfully develop environmental plans and programs that promote stewardship and protect lands and waters that sustain Life.

 

These sessions affirm ancestral relationships among indigenous governments in the USA and Canada.  We commit to exercising government-to-government relationships between indigenous governments and organizations essential to protect our respective communities and citizens.

 

We agree to work together in the future on our common interests incorporating free, prior, and informed consent principles under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

 

  • Central Council Tlingit & Haida indian Tribes of Alaska
  • Chilkat Indian Village
  • Douglas Indian Association
  • First Nations Summit
  • First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining
  • Nisga’a Nation
  • Heiltsuk Nation
  • Metlakatla Indian Community
  • Nimiipuu Protecting The Environment
  • Organized Village of Kake
  • Organized Village of Kasaan
  • Organized Village of Saxman
  • Petersburg Indian Association
  • Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission
  • Taku River Tlingit First Nation
  • Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
  • United Tribes of Bristol Bay
  • Wrangell Cooperative Association
  • Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
  • Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council
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