Lecture series: Native peoples, borders, and climate change

Lisa Wadewitz - Contributed photo
Lisa Wadewitz
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Regional historian Lisa Wadewitz and international scholar/mediator Jonathan Greenberg will each explore the nature of borders and their impacts on American Indian, First Nations and Inuit peoples in lectures, Friday, July 20, and Sunday July 22, at Skagit Valley College’s Friday Harbor campus, 7 p.m.

Wadewitz will discuss how borders have been central to Salish Sea salmon management and customs, and the Northwest salmon fishery, Friday July 20.

Greenberg, an expert on climate change and its effects on international diplomacy, will present a talk entitled: “Inuit Communities in the Canadian Arctic: Lessons from Nunavut”, Sunday, July 22, at 7 p.m.

The lectures are part of a series of programs co-sponsored by the San Juan Island National Historical Park and San Juan Island-based Madrona Institute.

Future lectures will explore First Nations/American Indian stewardship on San Juan Island and the Pacific Northwest, Canada and arctic regions.

The program is free; for information, 378-2240, ext. 2233 or



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