The Winter 2019 edition of Sierra Club’s Natures’s Advocate carries a very fine article “Honoring The Kalispel Tribe of Indians.” The Tribe is being recognized for its efforts in restoring and protecting the Tribal land.
Chairman Nenema has correctly noted, “Many of the things our Tribe has accomplished happened over many years. Things take time, vision and patience, and leaders need consistency in order to make things happen.”
Included in the article is the Tribe’s work in challenging the proposed Newport silicon metals smelter.
“The silicon smelter is just the latest chapter in a long history of mining and smelting that hasleft ruinous legacies of pollution for our region made vulnerable by distance to political decision-makers.”