The (Everett) Herald has an article about the upcoming Coast Salish Gathering:

Tribal leaders from Canada and the United States are expected to travel to the Tulalip Indian Reservation next month for a meeting they hope will strengthen their political ties and forge environmental priorities.

“This will be a policy dialogue,” said Debra Lekanof, a Swinomish tribal employee and coordinator for the gathering. “It will be a discussion and sharing of information to protect the Salish Sea eco-region.”