Session Title

Session Description: Ecosystem Management, Policy, and Protection

Session Description

Session Title: Tribal and First Nations leadership on trans-boundary shipping safety and cultural resource protection

Panelists:

Roger Girourard, Canadian Coast Guard

CAPT Linda Sturgis, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound

Chad Bowechop, Makah Tribe, Office of Marine Affairs

John Konovsky, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Terry Williams, Tulalip Tribes Natural Resources

Background:

Existing levels of vessel traffic carrying oil and hazardous materials, including crude oil and diluted bitumen, through the Salish Sea region carry a potential risk for a catastrophic oil spill. As traffic increases, so do the associated risks. The U.S. and Canadian federal governments, State of Washington, Province of British Columbia, Washington State Treaty Tribes, and Canadian First Nations share a mutual responsibility as resource trustees, traditional stewards, and regulators to cooperatively govern the areas of oil spill prevention, preparedness and response as well as marine environmental management. For the past decade, Tribes and First Nations have provided increasing leadership to protect their cultural resources, health, safety and the shared environment by working to ensure coordinated, efficient, and effective support of a range of efforts to reduce risks from oil and hazardous substance shipments within the Pacific Northwest.

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Keywords

Transboundary shipping, Cultural resource protection

Conference Track

SSE4: Ecosystem Management, Policy, and Protection

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE4: Session Description

Start Date

5-4-2018 12:00 AM

End Date

5-4-2018 12:00 AM

Type of Presentation

Oral

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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This resource is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. For more information about rights or obtaining copies of this resource, please contact University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9103, USA (360-650-7534; heritage.resources@wwu.edu) and refer to the collection name and identifier. Any materials cited must be attributed to the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference Records, University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

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Tribal and First Nations leadership on trans-boundary shipping safety and cultural resource protection