Lummi Nation agrees to enter into mediation for ferry agreement
The Lummi Nation agreed to enter into mediation with Whatcom County, Washington, over a ferry agreement.

The tribe owns the land where the Lummi Island ferry docks. A prior agreement expired after the Bureau of Indian Affairs said it had never been federally approved.

The tribe has made several offers to the county but none have resulted in a final deal. The two sides expect to meet with a mediator by the end of the month.

Get the Story:
Lummis, Whatcom County will seek mediation on ferry lease (The Bellingham Herald 9/9)

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