During the month of June, KPTZ turns its attention to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. KPTZ recognizes and supports the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe who protect their treaty rights in area homelands by working with partner stewards of the land to preserve, enhance, and restore habitat and ensure that they can responsibly harvest their traditional foods for the next seven generations. The right to hunt, fish, and gather in their accustomed areas was retained by their S’Klallam ancestors in 1855, when they signed the Point No Point Treaty. Both Coastal Cafe and KPTZ’s new magazine Compass will feature The Tribe this month, and their efforts to protect and restore land, sea and habitat – see airing details below. After they have aired, both of these programs are also available on demand through our KPTZ Podcasts page.
A tribal perspective on the Kilisut Harbor restoration project which was the replacement of a restrictive causeway with a bridge between Indian and Marrowstone islands – an area of historic importance to both Jamestown and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes. Coastal Cafe hosts Aaron Barnett and MaryAnn Wagner will speak with tribal members Hans Daubenberger and Randy Johnson as well as Rebecca Benjamin of the North Olympic Salmon Coalition. We’ll learn about the project’s impacts from both tribal and personal perspectives from key people involved with the project. Airs Wednesdays, June 9 and 16 at 5:30pm.
Further exploring The Tribe’s land stewardship work, Compass host Steve Evans tours the Jamestown S’Klallam’s prairie restoration project. Airing Saturday, June 5 at noon, and repeating Monday, June 7 at noon and 5PM.