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Healing the Columbia River — Insight from Eileen Delehanty Pearkes

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes is a wealth of knowledge in regards to the Columbia River Treaty.

The author of A River Captured- the Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change will discuss the history of this major source of water during an afternoon engagement at the the Slocan Community Library in Slocan Sunday, at 1 p.m.

The Slocan Community Library is located at 10 Harold Street in Slocan.

For this local author, it represents a decade of research and a lifetime of learning about water. The library has several copies of one of her earlier books, The Geography of Memory which focuses on the indigenous history of the region, specifically the Sinixt. This information will naturally be woven through her talk. Eileen will be able to give an update on the current state of the Sinixt extinction, movement out of extinction and the state of our government relating to this.

The public is invited come to the library to meet Nelson’s 2017 Cultural Ambassador, and enjoy her presentation "The Columbia River Treaty, its history, and the Land that we Love". Copies of her books will be available for purchase or signing. There will be goodies and library volunteers to ensure your comfort.

Remember to turn the clock ahead one hour the night as Sunday morning at 2 a.m. is the start of Daylight Savings Time.