October 2, 2019 Jay Taber [Editor’s Note, October 11, 2019: According to a communication from James McKinney today, who is mentioned in Jay Taber’s post below, Mr. McKinney has not been an executive director of Common Threads Northwest for two years. However, the perception that he remains the executive director is, to this editor, understandable, […]
April 26, 2018 Jay Taber At the Native Peoples, Native Politics conference, Seneca Nation attorney general Robert Porter noted that the American system of law is intended to control Native people. U.S. District Court Judge Humetewa, Hopi, observed that inherent tribal legal authority has been stripped away by Congress and the Supreme Court.
[NWNW Admin’s Note: This post by Jay Taber on Salish Sea Maritime points us to some historical material with which to gain perspective on the current smear campaigns against Whatcom and Skagit County farm worker and immigrant advocacy groups like Community to Community Development and the farm worker union Familias Unidas por la Justicia, along with […]
September 1, 2017 Jay Taber As noted on the Jamestown S’Klallam website, “Hunting, fishing and gathering were some of the rights reserved by Northwest Tribes that signed treaties with the United States in the 1850’s…Reserved rights under the treaties are classified as property rights by the federal courts.”
February 26, 2017 Jay Taber One thing we learned watching the movie Deepwater Horizon is that British Petroleum puts greed ahead of concerns for human life and the environment. That greed led to BP paying $4.5 billion in fines and penalties in the largest criminal resolution in US history.
October 19, 2016 Jay Taber In his editorial Twice Zero, the editor of Cascadia Weekly notes the recent Washington Supreme Court ruling against Whatcom County for not protecting public water, as required under Washington law
April 11, 2016 Jay Taber In July 1974, the year U. S. District Court Judge George Boldt ruled on the American Indian treaty fishing rights case United States v. Washington – commonly known as the Boldt Decision – I was a cannery tender captain, buying salmon for Port Chatham Packing Company of Seattle, owned at […]
April 5, 2016 Dena Jensen In his report, “Netwar at Cherry Point, White Power on the Salish Sea,” Jay Taber, associate scholar of the Center for World Indigenous Studies and administrative director of the Public Good Project, presents a detailed and important accounting of three years of research on matters related to the Anti-Indian movement […]
January 12, 2020 Dena Jensen On KGMI’s January 11, 2020 conservative talk radio show, Saturday Morning Live, host Kris Halterman had James McKinney – referred to as Jim – as her guest. McKinney, a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Army, is president and CEO of Apple Mountain LLC, whose principal office, according […]
June 18 at 9:43pm Sj Robson Jon Mutchler wrote: “And I will stand up to those who don’t have our city’s best interests at heart.” So far, City Council member Mutchler has not stood up to SSA Marine/PIT and its proposed Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal. Most people would argue that SSA Marine/PIT does not have […]