Ethics and the

    Columbia River Treaty

    Righting Historic Wrongs

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     Kindy Gosal

         Columbia Basin Trust - Special Initiatives, Director

KINDY GOSAL (Golden BC, Canada) is the Director Special Initiatives for the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), a corporation that was created to assist the people most directly impacted from the construction of the Columbia River Treaty Dams in the Canadian Columbia Region.

The mandate of the CBT is to assist the residents of the region to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being.

Kindy is a community practitioner who, over the last 30 years has focused on working at the grassroots level working with local governments and communities of interest. His work has primarily been that of facilitator and convener in helping communities identify tangible actions to address the complex issues they face.

He is a Professional Forester by training and has worked internationally on a variety of forestry and socio-economic development projects in Africa and Asia. In recent years Kindy has been extremely active regionally and internationally in trans-boundary water policy and community engagement. 

Kindy's work with the CBT includes a focus on indigenous peoples, energy issues, sport and physical activity, transboundary issues. He is the CBT staff lead on Columbia River Treaty, Salmon re-introduction and recently has expanded his role to include research development of major new programs and projects.