When the trade war with China first started heating up, a tribally-owned seafood company in Washington State scaled back harvests fearing negative effects on their international trade. Now, the president is upping the ante with additional tariffs, sending new worries across agriculture, technology and food industries. In addition, the trade war threatens to raise the price on consumer goods that Native people use on a daily basis. We’ll take a look tribal international trade and get a Native perspective on the current trade war with China.
Wayne Garnons-Williams (plains Cree of the Moosomin First Nation) – chair of the International Inter-tribal Trade and Investment Organization, senior lawyer and principal director at Garwill Law Professional Corporation
Dr. James (Jim) Collard – director of planning and economic development for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Break 1 Music: Trade Song (song) Métis Fiddler Quartet (artist) North West Voyage Nord Ouest (album)
Break 2 Music: Euphony (song) Nitanis “Kit” Largo (artist) Serenity (album)