Spokane Tribe of Indians Treaty Signing
Council Chambers, October 31
“On top of being important to ecosystems, the grizzly bear is spiritually important as well. Grizzly bears have been seen as teachers, guides, and symbols of strength to the Native people of America and Canada. The grizzly bear is known to have mystical healing powers, and have been involved in many religious ceremonies. If the grizzly bears are taken away, a whole belief system will be casted away with them.”
Spokane Tribe (as a member of the Upper Columbia United Tribes)
Spokane Chairwoman Carol Evans signs the treaty.
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