County seeks BIA's assistance in negotiations with Lummi Nation
Officials in Whatcom County, Washington, are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs for assistance in negotiating with the Lummi Nation.

The tribe presented what it said was a final offer for the Lummi Island ferry. The tribe owns the land where the ferry dock is located.

A county official said the tribe might be willing to come back to the table. Residents are worried the the ferry costs will rise once a deal is made.

The tribe's last offer was $310,000 a year for a 35-year lease. The offer also requires the county to pay $4 million for a future tribal marina.

Get the Story:
Lummi Island residents fear hikes in ferry fares, cuts in service (The Bellingham Herald 8/26)
County Seeks Mediation With Lummi Tribe Over Ferry Dock (KGMI 6/28)
No simple fix to cover Lummi Island ferry's mounting costs (The Bellingham Herald 8/25)