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January 23, 2019

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Marisa Ellis, PIO
Whatcom Community College

Community invited to Treaty of Point Elliott panel event Jan. 25 at Whatcom Community College

Signed in 1855, the Treaty of Point Elliott is an integral part of the history of the greater Puget Sound and has had tremendous impacts on the tribal rights, culture, livelihood, and history as well as the traditional lands of tribes within the region. A panel discussion, held 3-5 p.m. on Jan. 25 in Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Theater, will explore the past, present, and future impacts of the treaty. Panelists will discuss the Treaty of Point Elliott from legal, personal, and historical perspectives. This event is part of the WCC Campus Diversity Committee’s The Equity Project, which is exploring the history of the Coast Salish Peoples in 2018-19. The event is free and open to the community. Parking at WCC is free. Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is regularly recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The College, a destination for cybersecurity, healthcare and business studies, offers a four-year bachelor of applied science degree, transfer degrees, career preparation, online courses and community education classes. WCC’s accomplished faculty and staff serve 11,000 students annually. For more information, visit whatcom.edu.

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