Pattie Gobin to Discuss 'Treaty Rights and the TransMountain Pipeline' March 7

Pattie Gobin of the Tulalip Tribe will discuss Treaty Rights and the TransMountain Pipeline as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

Complimentary parking is available in Lot 12-A after 4 p.m. on Thursday, and the presentation is free and open to the public.

Gobin has over 25 years of community development experience with the Tulalip Tribes.  She is with the Natural Resource Treaty Rights office working with state, local and federal agencies regarding the issues that impact the life ways of her people. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the Tulalip Foundation.  In addition to her years of experience, Gobin is well versed in the culture and history of her people; her personal goal is to invest in the future of the Coast Salish community, helping to affect a sustainable future for the next generations to come.

The Huxley College Speaker Series, sponsored by Western’s Huxley College of the Environment, is intended to bring together environmentally-minded members of the WWU and Bellingham communities. Speakers address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and the world.

WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the nation and a recognized leader in producing the next generation of environmental professionals and stewards. Huxley’s distinctive, interdisciplinary curriculum reflects a broad view of the physical, biological, social, and cultural world, and has earned international recognition for quality.