Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Treaty Signing  Oct. 18, 2016

CSKT Tribal Council at Treaty Signing
CSKT Tribal Council at Treaty Signing

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.

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CSKT Chairman Vernon Finley
CSKT Chairman Vernon Finley

CSKT Chairman Vernon Finley signs the grizzly treaty

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CSKTCouncilwoman Patty Stevens
CSKTCouncilwoman Patty Stevens

CSKTCouncilwoman Patty Stevens signs the grizzly treaty

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CSKT Councilman Leonard Gray
CSKT Councilman Leonard Gray

CSKT Councilman Leonard Gray signs the grizzly treaty

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CSKT Councilman Dennis Clairmont
CSKT Councilman Dennis Clairmont

CSKT Councilman Dennis Clairmont signs the grizzly treaty

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CSKT Councilman and Secretary Troy Felsman
CSKT Councilman and Secretary Troy Felsman

CSKT Councilman and Secretary, Troy Felsman

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CSKT Chairman Vernon Finley
CSKT Chairman Vernon Finley

CSKT Chairman Vernon Finley

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CSKT Council members
CSKT Council members

CSKT Council members Dennis Clairmont, Troy Felsman, VC Leonard Two Teeth, Patty Stevens and Anita Matt, with a gift from the Piikani Nation

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“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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