Makah tribal member speaks on water treaty rights on Wednesday

By Peninsula Daily News staff

PORT ANGELES — Makah tribal member Micah McCarty will open the Peninsula College Longhouse Lecture Series on Wednesday (Dec. 4).

He will speak in the Longhouse on the college's Port Angeles campus from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. about water treaty rights.

The event is free and open to the public.

McCarty will explore treaty rights at risk and conflicting legislative complications, a “case for the advancement of co-management.”

He also will talk about ocean acidification and the near-term implications of eco-activists seeking to challenge fisheries managers with Endangered Species Act, or ESA, listings of species most at risk; the friction of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, or MMPA, and the ESA with upstream carrying capacity for salmon recovery; and how that can be reconciled with current carrying capacity for MMPA species.

McCarty is special assistant to the president on tribal relations at Evergreen College and is serving as vice chair of the Governance Committee on the President's National Ocean Council.

McCarty is recognized by the Washington State Arts Commission as a master artist.

His work was on display in the Peninsula College Longhouse Art Gallery for an extended one-man show in 2012.

There will be two additional presentations in the Longhouse Lecture Series, one in January and one in May.

They will explore intercultural learning through the 2013-14 collegewide theme that examines “Water in Our World.”

The Longhouse Lecture Series on water is co-sponsored by the Peninsula College Longhouse and the Shades of Color Club.

For more information on the series, email or phone 360-417-7987.

Last modified: December 01. 2013 9:52PM
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