Fettuccine Forum

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Date: 6/6/2019 6:00 PM - 6/6/2019 7:00 PM

Location: Boise City Hall

Cost: Free

Category: Lectures

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The Second Nez Perce War: Treaty Rights, Fishing and the Rapid River Conflict

Please join us at the June 6, 2019 Fettuccine Forum where Professor Amy Canfield of Lewis-Clark State College will explore the Rapid River Conflict. 

In 1979 and 1980, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game closed fishing on Rapid River in Central Idaho due to an expected low number of salmon. The Nez Perce Nation challenged this closure, citing treaty rights and tribal sovereignty. The resulting standoff between the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and members of the Nez Perce Nation, as well as the subsequent trial for arrests made during the standoff, demonstrate larger issues of legal rights and misunderstandings of tribal treaty rights by non-tribal members. This presentation will examine the standoff, its effects on the tribe, and its symbolism in terms of ongoing discussions about conservation and traditional uses. 

Dr. Amy Canfield is an associate professor of history at Lewis-Clark State College where she teaches courses on U.S. History, focusing on Women's History, American Indian History, and Public History. Her research interests include federal Indian policy in the American West, women's roles in the 20th century, women's suffrage, and American popular culture. She serves on the board of directors for the Idaho Humanities Council and the Lewiston Civic Theatre. She is also a member of the Historic Sites Review Board (with Idaho's State Historic Preservation Office). She has published articles in Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Idaho Yesterdays, Journal of the West and Journal of American Culture. She is the co-advisor of the college's Gender-Sexuality Alliance, the organizer of Women's History Month activities on campus, and the advisor for the college's Women In Lasting Leadership (WILL) club.

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Boise City Hall (150 N Capitol Blvd.)
Maryanne Jordan Council Chambers, Third Fl.
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Presentation begins at 6:00 PM
Free and open to the public

About the Fettuccine Forum
Boise State University College of Social Science and Public Affairs began the Fettuccine Forum in 1989 as a lunch-time lecture at Noodles, a popular Italian restaurant. Mayor David Bieter’s father, Pat Bieter, was one of the early founders, along with his friend Pug Ostling. In 2003, Mayor Bieter relaunched the Fettuccine Forum with support from the Department of History at Boise State University as a First Thursday event, produced by the Office of the City Historian. In 2008, the newly-formed Department of Arts & History took over the role. The Fettuccine Forum remains a lively and informal gathering, which invites the public to interact with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates and professionals in an effort to promote good citizenship and responsible growth through education. Support from the Office of the MayorBoise State Public Radio and the Boise State University History Department all make the Forum possible.

The City of Boise encourages persons with disabilities and those who require language assistance to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact Jennifer Yribar, 208-608-7051 or email jyribar@cityofboise.org, as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the event.

Image Credit: Idaho Statesman Photograph Collection at Albertsons Library, Special Collections and Archives, Boise State University