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Duwamish Tribe wants burial ground protected

The Duwamish Tribe of Washington is asking the state to use Foster Island for a bridge construction project.

Chairwoman Cecile Hansen says the island is home to a burial ground. She said any work done there might "desecrate" such a sacred site.

The state is building a new State Route 520 bridge and is studying whether the plans will impact the island.

Get the Story:
Duwamish Tribe seeks protection for Foster Island (The King County Journal 2/20)
Tribe opposes 520 bridge plan (AP 2/20)