Sauk-Suiattle Moves to Dismiss Seattle’s Federal Court Effort to Prevent Tribal Court Proceeding to Continue

Here is the motion to dismiss in City of Seattle v. Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court (W.D. Wash.):

Prior post here.

City of Seattle Sues to Stop Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court Suit over Rights of Nature

Here are the materials in City of Seattle v. Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court (W.D. Wash.):

Sauk-Suiattle Canoe Racers

2 Complaint

2-1 Exhibit A

2-2 Exhibit B

2-3 Exhibit C

2-4 Exhibit D

2-5 Exhibit E

2-6 Exhibit F

2-7 Exhibit G

2-8 Exhibit H

2-9 Exhibit I

2-10 Exhibit J

2-11 Exhibit K

Tribal court suit here.

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe Brings Rights of Nature Claims against City of Seattle in Tribal Court over Skagit River Dams

Here is the complaint in Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe v. City of Seattle (Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court):

SAU-CIV-01-22-001 Civil Complaint

SAU-CIV-01-22-001 Summons

Removal Begins on Washington’s Condit Dam

A portion of the article from the Seattle Times:

Yakama Nation tribal elders have called the area a “paradise,” recalling stories about tribal members fishing, hunting and gathering berries and other native plants before the dam was built. Tribal houses and drying sheds sat at the confluence with the Columbia for processing abundant salmon, steelhead and lamprey.

Removal of the dam opens up at least 33 miles of habitat for steelhead. Habitat for tule fall chinook will double.

Yakama Nation chairman Harry Smiskin likened the return of fish to the river’s upper stretches to “welcoming back a relative that has been missing for many years.”

“It is sad that the dam is coming out, but again, it is a return to something our Creator, our Mother Nature, created for us and to put it back to as close to its natural state as it can be,” he said.