News Advisory – March 6, 2017
Coeur d’Alene Tribe to be honored in Spokane for protecting Coeur d’Alene Lake
Mining, smelting wastes threaten Ancestral Homeland, Tribe Took Action
When: Friday evening, March 10, 2016, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Spokane, Patsy Clark Mansion 2208 West 2nd Ave.
Who: Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Included will be Indigenous and Religious Leaders
Contacts & RSVP:
Tickets: $35 per person
Timeliness and relevance: Watershed Heroes
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe will receive the Watershed Hero Award because of the Tribe’s leadership in protecting Coeur d’Alene Lake, and restoring the basin’s waters contaminated with mining and smelting wastes. Coeur d’Alene Lake is much beloved and an economic engine for the Inland Northwest.
Through this honoring event, we hope to provide a broader, regional understanding and recognition not only for work the Tribe has undertaken in the past, but also of the Tribe’s continuing efforts to meet the formidable challenges needed to protect Lake Coeur d’Alene,
About the honoring event: “Winter Waters” is held annually in Spokane to celebrate work to restore the Upper Columbia River and honor people who have made a significant contribution to protecting water for the common good. The event is jointly hosted by Sierra Club’s Upper Columbia River Group and the Center for Environmental Law & Policy, with the awards presented by Sierra Club.
Event Sponsors: Upper Columbia United Tribes * Bishop William Skylstad * Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America * Eymann Allison Hunter Jones P.S. * Linda Finney & W. Thomas Soeldner * John & Joyce Roskelley * EnviroScience * Kathy Dixon * Columbia Institute for Water Policy * Rachael & John Osborn
* * An interview with Tribal Chairman Allan is available upon request