Salish-Shidhe Council (as of 2062)
Government Type: Tribal confederation
Per Capita Income: 26,000¥
Estimated SINless: 15%
Below Poverty Level: 20%
Corporate Affiliation: 23%
Less Than Twelve Years 7%
High School Equivalency 57%
College Degrees 28%
Advanced Degrees 8%
Major Ethnic Groups:
Tribal Affiliation: 86% of total populationSalish: 25% Makah: 16% Cascade Crow: 14% Cascade Ork: 11% Nootka: 10% Sinsearach: 6% Other Tribes: 18%
Major Languages Spoken:
Salish Dialects: 16%
Currency: Nuyen (¥)
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2018 – Treaty of Denver forms the Salish-Shidhe Council
2029 – Salish-Shidhe Council opens borders to all metahumans. The Sinsearach elf tribe is formed.
2035 – The Cénesté branch of the Sinsearach elves secedes and forms the nation of Tir Tairngire
2059 – December 3, An earthquake levels Richmond on the outskirts of Vancouver.
2060 – A dozen Salish hikers are arrested and tried as spies in Tsimshian, escalating tensions between Salish-Shidhe and Tsimshian.
2062 – May 2-4, Open conflict on the Tsimshian border. Biowarfare agents are used to kill thousands of Salish-Shidhe soldiers.
2062 – May 5, A ceasefire is signed between the two nations.
2062 – July, The ceasefire is broken by a series of attacks by Salish militias.
Among all of the NAN, the Salish-Shidhe Council is the most tribally-oriented, and their population and politics are segregated according to tribal affiliation. Each tribe sends representatives to the Tribal Council, and aside from a few nation-wide civil laws and restrictions, each tribe is autonomous and self-governing.
The major tribes are:
Salish – (leader: Chief Harold Gray Bear) The most dominant and prosperous tribe. Tribal territory includes most of the land west and south of Puget Sound.
Makah – (leader: Chief George Lodgepole) The most military assets of all the tribes. Tribal territory is the northwest Olympic peninsula.
Cascade Crow – (leader: Chief Frederick Eye-Like-Eagle) Tribal territory is the land between Seattle and the Cascade mountains, as well as Vancouver. Strongly anti-Anglo.
Sinsearach – (leader: Gillian Morningsong) Predominantly elven and eco-conscious. Tribal territory is the land southwest of Seattle, including Mt. Rainier.
Cascade Ork – (leader: Pawl Shaggy Mountain) Predominantly ork and troll tribe with tribal territory in the Cascade Mountains.
Nootka – (leader: Chief: Darcy Jim) Anti-technology traditionalists who have a presence in northwest Washington, Vancouver Island, and Prince George.
Other tribes include the Musqueam, the Squamish and several “pinkskin” tribes.
The recent Renraku Arcology shutdown brought a large influx of UCAS troops into Seattle, putting the SSC on high alert. However, the UCAS troops had their hands full with guarding the SCIRE, and in the end, the two nations experienced a marked improvement in relations, prompting overtures of more open and free economic partnerships with the UCAS. There have been talks of UCAS involvement in bolstering the Salish military against the Tsimshian border wars.
While technically part of the UCAS, the free city of Seattle is surrounded by the SSC.
Aberdeen, Bellingham, Boise, Idaho Falls, Missoula, Spokane, Vancouver, Victoria, Walla Walla, Yakima.
Among the megacorporations, only a few extraterritorial agreements have been reached with the SSC, simply because most tribes are not willing to part with the land. Most of the AAA megacorporations make do with offices in Seattle instead. The major megacorporations that have a presence in the SSC are:
Eibisu Biomechanics – custom cybernetics and bioware
Kyuusei Medical – Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Pacific Cybernetics Incorporated – Cheap cybernetics
Pacific Prosperity Group in Vancouver
Proteus AG – Aquacology just off the Pacific coast.
Universal Omnitech (HQ: Vancouver)