Tribe wins LNG resolution from Seattle City Council | Puyallup Tribal News
“Our ancestral home lands went well beyond any boundary that was put upon us, so we absolutely think it’s relevant that the city of Seattle is standing with us and supporting us. We would hope that the city of Tacoma would do the same thing. The LNG facility is being set on our ancestral tidelands. We have to protect it and we will protect it. It cannot be replaced.”
Ultimately, the Seattle Council members heard the Puyallup leadership loud and clear, unanimously passing a resolution on Feb. 26 calling on local agencies to honor tribal treaties and respect the Puyallup Tribe as its own sovereign nation that must be included in decision making. The Tribe issued the following press release the day the resolution passed.
Seattle calls on local agencies to comply with treaty and consult with Puyallup Tribe
TACOMA, Wash. – Puyallup tribal leadership today applauded the City of Seattle for passing a resolution calling for meaningful consultation with the Tribe on Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied gas (LNG) plant.
The resolution, which passed 7-0, was drafted by Councilmember Debora Juarez and calls on Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) to improve tribal consultation procedures and urges collaboration between regional, city and tribal leaders to address climate change. Councilmember Sally Bagshaw and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda were absent from council today due to travel.
The LNG facility and associated corporation is trying to steal the Native American land, and make a profit off of a huge LNG facility that is illegally being rammed through, in violation of treaties signed with this tribe.
This is just one isolated incident, but the same thing is happening all over the US.