Terri Hansen
8/14/14
The ancestral connections of tribal coastal communities to the ocean’s natural resources stretch back thousands of years...
Cynthia Iyall

“Every time we carry an eagle feather, that’s sovereignty. Every time we pick berries, that’s sovereignty. Every time we dig roots, that’s sovereignty,” said Nisqually Tribal elder Billy Frank Jr. who passed away earlier month at the age of 83....

6/15/14
Brian Cladoosby, Jefferson Keel, Joe Garcia, Tex Hall, Susan Masten & W. Ron Allen

We are living in historic times for Indian Country. As we are still celebrating the confirmation of Diane Humetewa, the first Native American woman who will serve as a Federal Judge, there is another opportunity for a historic ‘first’ at our fingertips....

5/28/14
Steve Pavlik

The world changed forever with the passing of Billy Frank, Jr....

5/18/14
Suzan Shown Harjo
5/15/14
“I was the go-to-jail guy.” That’s how Billy Frank, Jr., (Nisqually) often described his role during the treaty fishing rights struggle in the Pacific Northwest of the 1960s and ‘7...
Richard Walker
5/14/14
Billy Frank Jr.’s funeral was less a time of mourning and more a time of celebration for all he did in defense of treaty rights and Native sovereignty and the environment...
Gyasi Ross
5/13/14
I know news cycles quickly move on to the “next big story.” But we can’t do that with Billy Frank, Jr. He deserves a LOT more time...
Brian Cladoosby, NCAI president
5/13/14
Last week, the nation suffered a great loss as Billy Frank, Jr. walked on. There is no better example of what it means to be a modern tribal leader than Billy...
Jenni Monet
5/13/14
It was Monday, May 5 when news began to spread that Indian country had lost one of its greatest treaty rights activists, Billy Frank Jr...
Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.
5/9/14
In February of this year, Indian tribes in the northwest celebrated the fortieth anniversary of United States v. Washington ...

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