The Hoh Tribe is the traditional landowner of the Hoh watershed, and continues to retain traditional ties to specific sites, landscapes, and resources. Federal legislation requires land managers to understand and protect specific cultural resources associated with Washington State tribes. In addition, the peninsula tribes have specific treaty rights and state and federal agencies need to be responsive to their trust responsibility to insure tribal resources are taken into account through informed decision making and government to government communication. The The Hoh River (chalak'At'sit, meaning "the southern river"). The river itself is focal in Hoh tribal identity and folk-history and in traditional economic patterns.
CONTEXT FOR USE
To understand the cultural values of indigenous people and their connectivity to the earth and its resources. Indigenous people contribute the least to climate change, yet are most at risk from its impacts.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Hoh Tribe website: http://hohtribe-nsn.org/news.html
To find a teaching resource using this site, go to: Case Study: Addressing Climate Change at a Tribal Level