The event will focus on the Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States. It will offer perspectives on what should be done to modernize the treaty to address historic wrongs, as well as restoration.

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An evening of “story, reflection and discussion” about the Columbia River will be held Thursday at the Mountaineering Program Center at 7700 Sand Point Way in Northeast Seattle.

The event will focus on the Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States. It will offer perspectives on what should be done to modernize the treaty to address historic wrongs as well as restoration needs, according to sponsors that include American Rivers, Upper Columbia United Tribes, Sierra Club and Save our Wild Salmon Coalition.

Speakers will include Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, whose books and essays focus on the culture and natural history of the Upper Columbia, and D.R. Michel of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

The event is open to the public, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.