Olympia, (Wash), The Evergreen State College’s Reservation-Based program and the Muckleshoot Charitable Foundation will host guest lecturer Dr. Charles Wilkinson, a renowned professor at Colorado Law School and an expert on Indian Law on Saturday, November 14, 1:30-4pm. He will deliver a lecture and lead a workshop on, “The Washington Tribes, and the Greatness of the Boldt Decision for Washington Tribes and the Nation.” The event is part of a series celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Evergreen Longhouse, where the event will be held.
Wilkinson, a 1966 graduate of Stanford Law School, won the Colorado Book Award for Messages from Frank’s Landing (2000), a profile of Billy Frank, Jr. of the Nisqually Tribe of western Washington. In his book, Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations (2006), Wilkinson explored ways in which Native Indian tribes put their hard-earned sovereignty to work for the perpetuation of indigenous American culture. He specializes in land and water law and believes the modern tribal sovereignty movement deserves the same recognition as the civil rights, environmental and women’s movements.
The event is free and open to the public.