Today in 1969: Janet McCloud, her husband Don, and four others from the Tulalip Indian tribe are tried for one of their “fish-ins” on the Nisqually River in Washington state. The Nisqually empties into Puget sound on the Tulalip reservation.
Despite century-old treaties granting them half the salmon catch in their ancestral waters, state game officials harassed and arrested Indian fishermen. However, all were found not guilty.
In a decision not reached for five years, U.S. District Judge George Boldt ruled in favor of 14 treaty tribes, including the Tulalip, upholding the language of their treaties.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This evening, there will be a screening of two recent anti-mining documentaries: “Red Gold” and “When Clouds Clear.” This event is free and at 8pm at The Fountain, 122 State Street. More info at 442-8399.
Tonight is the first of five public stakeholder meetings regarding the development of a schematic plan for Olbrich’s public buildings. Tonight’s topic is “Pre-Design: Evaluate and Refine Planning Concept.” The public is invited to attend. Olbrich is asking for input from neighbors, visitors, members, users, and other stakeholders. This is from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue. For more info, call 608-246-4716 or visit olbrich.org.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and a commitment to serving the community in 2013 and beyond, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is hosting community donation drives now through February 1st. Please join us in their efforts to keep Wisconsin families safe, healthy and strong! Planned Parenthood locations around the state are collecting items of particular need for each local community. See ppwi.org for participating locations, community partners, and how you can participate in a donation drive near you!