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Feb 26  (Astoria, OR)  Healing the Columbia River: Transforming River Operations in a Changing World   Eileen Delehanty Pearkes.   Maritime Museum.  (link & scroll)

Feb 27-28 (Washington D.C.) next Treaty negotiation session.

With some US government agencies shut down, including State Dept, this date may slip.

March 1 (Spokane) Honoring the Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Nearly annihilated during the 1800s, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians has emerged as a leading voice for fish, wildlife, rivers and forests in the Priest – Pend Oreille country.  Hosted by the Upper Columbia River Group, Sierra Club and Center for Environmental Law & Policy.

May 30-31  (Castlegar BC)  One River, Ethics Matter

6th annual Columbia River ethics conference will focus on youth, climate change, and intergenerational theft – while building on work done at prior conferences on ethical dimensions of the dam-building era and solutions through modernizing the Columbia River Treaty.  Jointly hosted by Spokane Community Colleges and Selkirk College.

Sept 12-14 (Kimberley, BC) International Columbia River Transboundary Conference.      

The exhibit of upstream impacts, “Roll on Columbia” will be on display, as well as Fred Wah and Rita Wong’s important poem on hydropower impacts, Beholden, now available also in book form from Talon Books.   There will be a literature table, an art exhibit and lots of indigenous engagement, and performances to raise awareness about the potential to heal the Columbia through the lens of culture.  Hosted by the Columbia Basin Trust, Northwest Power and Conservation Council)





2024 – September 19  flood risk management changes from “assured” to “called upon.”

Completed Events

July 25  Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Columbia River Treaty Session.  Spokane. 9:15 – 11:30.

The Columbia River Treaty Session will begin with quick introductory remarks by the PNWER co-chairs of the event, Senator Jim Honeyford and David Hill. The lead negotiators, Jill Smail and Sylvain Fabi will provide a set of remarks about the Treaty, which will be followed by the roundtable listening session, then the legislative panel.  Click to view AGENDA

July 24  BPA and the Grid.   Portland.  0900 – 1200.  BPA Rates Hearing Room, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd, Suite 200.

Learn what issues BPA is reviewing to determing how and under what conditions BPA could join the CAISO Energy Imbalance Market, and how it fits into BPA’s grid modernization effort.

Aug 15-16  Treaty Negotiations Session #2   Nelson, B.C.

Sept 6  Portland Treaty Town Hall Meeting – hosted by the U.S. State Dept.

Lead U.S. negotiator, Jill Smail, will lead the meeting.  The Town Hall is free of charge, open to the public, and will take place at the Bonneville Power Administration’s Rates Hearing Room from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  This Town Hall will follow the August 15–16 round of negotiations on the Treaty regime in British Columbia and take place in advance of the October 17–18 round of negotiations in Portland, Oregon.  At the Town Hall, U.S. government representatives will provide a general overview of the negotiations and take questions from the public; feel free to send questions in advance to  For more information on the Town Hall, including call-in details, please see the Federal Register Notice.

Sept 7-8  Free the Snake Flotilla – Friday 6pm through Saturday 9 p.m.

Hosted by Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment (and 9 others)  More:  Salmon River Flotilla

Sept 7-8  Smoke Farm Symposium (Arlington, WA)

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes presenting.  The Rubicon Foundation’s annual Symposium is a weekend of inspiring and challenging presentations, explorations, exchanges, and discussions with an audience of 200 to 250 Northwest thinkers, artists, teachers, and organizers—the people who shape and build our communities.

Oct 17-18 Treaty Negotiations (Portland, Oregon)

Nov 14.  Cranbrook.  History of Libby Dam.   Eileen Delehanty Pearkes.   Informational event sponsored by B.C. MLA Tom Shypitka.  Chief Joe Pierre, Ktunaxa Nation, will also be speaking.



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