LUMMI NATION SOVEREIGNTY SYMPOSIUM
A MOVEMENT TO UNIFIY THE COAST SALISH OF PUGET
SOUND AND BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
April 3rd & 4th, 2007
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Lummi Nation
Silver Reef Hotel & Casino
4867 Haxton Way
Ferndale, WA 98248
Phone/Reservations: 1-866-383-0777 Ext. 155
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
-ALL TRIBAL LEADERS
-ALL DEPARTMENTAL DIRECTORS
April 3rd, 2007
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
DAY #1: APRIL 3RD - Power Point Presentations
BY JEWELL JAMES, LUMMI POLICY ANALYST
A. HISTORY OF LUMMI NATION TREATY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UNITED
STATES: This presentation tracks the government-to-government relationship of the Lummi
Nation with the United States and the State of Washington, as it impacts the Lummi Peoples’
“Will to Survive” politically, socially, legally, and economically. [Est. Time: 45 minutes]
B HISTORICAL TRAUMA & WEB OF LIFE: This presentation tracks the main aspects of
Indian Country that have been impacted by Federal Indian Laws, Policies, and the Destructive
Influences of Non-Indian Culture, Society, and Religions upon Indian People over the time of
contact. [Est. Time: 45 minutes]
C. PSYCHODYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT WITH CONFLICT CONTINUUMS: This
presentation works on developing an understanding in the participating leadership of how
psychological, social, and political relationships are formed with the tribal people and nations
over time and impact & influence their political psychology and sense of self as members of an
Indian Nation. [Est. Time: 45 minutes]
D. DIAMOND MINDS ANALYSIS: This presentation addresses the development of the
Multiple Traumatizations of Individual Tribal Members that compose the tribal collective and
community and how tribal leadership must search for and find a better method to create
community and individual social/mental health. It advocates a new approach. [Est. Time: 45
E. LUMMI NATION LIFE COACH SYSTEM PROPOSAL: This presentation seeks to address
the various people that come into the life of our Native Youth and have a positive or negative
influence, as the role models the children are exposed to and the need to control this process as a
matter of tribal priority for the long-term health of our community. [Est. Time: 45 minutes]
F. A QUESTION OF POLITICAL INTEGRITY: This presentation addresses the U.S.
Constitutional Relationship with the Indian Nations, since 1787, and how there were limitations
placed on the individual States as regards “Indian Affairs” and advocates that the Indian
Sovereign Nations are the litmus test of the health of the U.S. Constitution itself. [Est. Time: 45
G. U.S. CONSTITUTION- “EXCLUDING INDIANS NOT TAXED”: This presentation
addresses the constitutional foundations for preservation of the “Tribal Indians” that are members
of their Indian Nations first and foremost. This “tribal status” was once recognized as a part of the
way to identify members of sovereign Indian Nations as compared to the “Citizen” Indians that
had abandoned their tribal affiliations & membership. [Est. Time: 45 minutes]
H. DEVELOPMENT OF INTERTRIBAL PROTOCOLS ON THE PROTECTION OF
TRADITIONAL CULTURE: All Indian Nations and People are being impacted by non-
Indian/non-Native development (per private and governmentally-approved developments and
construction projects) and population expansion. This presentation advocates an intertribal
structuring of “Protocols” on how to preserve and protect traditional culture while at the same
time limiting information disclosures to the minimal needed for successful “Consultations” with
non-Indian society and government. [Est. Time: 45 minutes]
I. SOVEREIGNTY PLATFORM FOR INDIAN COUNTRY: This presentation has received the
basic, informal support of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and the National Congress
of American Indians Board of Directors. It advocates a need and system for developing a national
“Fifty Year Sovereignty Plan” for Indian Country. [Est. Time: 45 minutes]
April 4th, 2007
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
DAY #2: GUEST SPEAKERS:
A. DAVID BUNTON: History and organization of the National Tribal Self-Governance
Initiative (P.L. 93-638 from Title III to Present).
B. WILLIAM E. JONES, SR., VICE CHAIRMAN, LUMMI NATION- History of the Self-
Governance Education Movement- a Success Story of Intertribal Cooperation.
C. W. RON ALLEN, CHAIRMAN, JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM, NCAI BOARD OF
DIRECTORS: Self-Governance and the National Sovereignty Initiatives- the Movement toward
an American Indian
D. CRAIG BILL, GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, STATE OF
WASHINGTON: The Centennial Accord and Tribal/State Relationship- History and Initiatives.
E. THE HONORABLE ELIZABETH FURSE (U.S. CONGRESS, 1993-1999): Sovereignty is
what Sovereignty does. Knowing Federal Indian law and knowing how to work with Congress to
protect tribal rights and sovereignty.
F. Dr. RUDY RYSER, CHAIRMAN, CENTER FOR WORLD INDIGENOUS STUDIES:
Indian Rights going International: Why do international indigenous nations’ actions matter to us?
G. PATRICIA PAUL, ESQUIRE: International Indigenous Law as a Right to Self-
H. BILLY FRANK, JR.: Our People, Water, Food, and Our Life, the Sovereign Rights That
I. GRAND CHIEF EDWARD JOHN: History of First Nations Summit, Aboriginal Rights in
British Columbia, and the UN Draft Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
J. ALAN PARKER: International Treaty and Native Nations
K. COAST SALISH INTERNATIONAL TREATY NEGOTIATIONS ON
TRANSBOUNDARY CITIZENSHIP AND ENROLLMENT RIGHTS PROTECTION FOR
INDIGENOUS CHILDREN & PEOPLES:
Beginning Dialogues Amongst the Coast Salish Nations of British Columbia and the State of
All confirmed reservations must be guaranteed. A guarantee may take the form of an advance
deposit for the first night’s lodging using a valid major credit card number and expiration date.
Room rates are at the confirmed Sovereignty Symposium rate of $89 for a deluxe king or queen.
The Silver Reef is a Tribally-owned casino and hotel. Taxes are not calculated for any goods or
services provided for this Tribal meeting. Please call 1-866-383-0777 Ext. 155 to make your
reservation. You are urged to make your reservations early.
When making your reservations, please indicate your smoking preference, room type (1 king or 2
queens) and any special room arrangements that you will need (handicap accessible, close to
elevator, close to meeting room, early arrival/departure).
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT PROCESS
The registration fee is $200.00. A registration form is included in this packet. The deadline for
pre-registration is March 27, 2007. Complete a form for each individual attending the Symposium.
Please send check, cashier’s check or money order, made payable to the SGCETC, with the
registration form attached. The registration form should only be returned to the SGCE office if
accompanied with payment; otherwise please register on-site. If you are paying by credit card
(Visa or Master Card only) by phone, please call 360-752-2270. Otherwise, do not send
registration forms via fax. Please note the full name of the participant on the check and/or
purchase order for tracking purposes.
PLEASE SEND COMPLETED FORM TO:
ATTN: Lorita Tom, Executive Assistant
Iowa Street Business Park
1768 Iowa Street
Bellingham, WA 98229-4702
Phone: 360-752-2270 ~ Fax: 360-752-2192
We encourage you to register before March 27, 2007. This will assist our office in determining
the amount of materials needed throughout the Session. In addition, it will enable us to update our
database and maintain current information on participants.