Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Treaty Signing Oct. 18, 2016
CSKT Tribal Council at the recent Treaty Signing Shelly Fyant, Troy Felsman, Dennis Clairmont, Vice Chair Leonard Two Teeth, Chair Vernon Finley, Patty Stevens, Leonard Gray, Anita Matt.
CSKT Chairman Vernon Finley signs the grizzly treaty
CSKTCouncilwoman Patty Stevens signs the grizzly treaty
CSKT Councilman Leonard Gray signs the grizzly treaty
CSKT Councilman Dennis Clairmont signs the grizzly treaty
CSKT Councilman and Secretary, Troy Felsman
CSKT Chairman Vernon Finley
CSKT Council members Dennis Clairmont, Troy Felsman, VC Leonard Two Teeth, Patty Stevens and Anita Matt, with a gift from the Piikani Nation
“We are making remarkable strides with the grizzly treaty and I am honored to stand beside the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in this movement, for that is what this has become – a movement. When we drafted the treaty we looked toward the CSKT. Innovations such as the People’s Way wildlife crossings, seasonal closures to protect grizzlies in sensitive habitat at critical points in the bear’s cycle, and the adherence to culture in contemporary practices were very influential. I thank Chairman Finley and the CSKT Tribal Council for their support and continuing commitment to traditional values.”
Chief Stan Grier, Piikani Nation.
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