ICTMN Staff
5/9/14
Turtle Island is still mourning over the news that Billy Frank Jr. walked on earlier this week...
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 this week at the age of 83....

5/8/14

Turtle Island became crestfallen on May 5 as news spread that the iconic tribal rights and sovereignty leader often v

ICTMN Staff
5/7/14
Funeral services for Billy Frank Jr. will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, May 11 in the Squaxin Island Tribe’s event center at the Little Creek Casino Resort, 91 W...
Ryan Wilson
5/7/14
"God Damn Son of a Bitch!" was my favorite Billy Frank Jr. quote...
Gale Courey Toensing
5/7/14
“I tell my people to get ready. Get your smokehouses back in shape. Don’t forget the ceremonies. That guy, the salmon, he’s coming back.” Billy Frank Jr...
Richard Walker
5/6/14
Everyone had expected to see Billy Frank Jr. sometime that day at the mid-year conference of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians...
ICTMN Staff
5/5/14
In 2004, we celebrated 30 years since the Boldt Decision of 1974, the landmark Indian fishing rights victory, that Billy Frank Jr. fought so hard for...
Richard Walker
2/12/14
Their heads are grayer, their steps slower, but these leaders are no less courageous than when they fought the Fish Wars in Western Washington 40 years ago...
ICTMN Staff
1/16/14
They were known as the Fish Wars, and they pitted Indigenous Peoples’ treaty-mandated fishing rights against Washington State regulations that prohibited the harvesting of salmon o...

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