Quileute Tribe asks Sen. Cantwell to support federal land swap

The Quileute Tribe of Washington wants Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) to support a land swap with Olympic National Park.

Chairwoman Bonita Cleveland and other tribal leaders met with Cantwell in Washington, D.C., last week. They are working with Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Washington) on a bill that will allow the tribe to move out of a tsunami and flood zone.

“We desperately need passage of the land transfer legislation so that before the tsunami comes, we can relocate the Quileute Tribal School and senior center to higher ground,” Cleveland told The Peninsula Daily News.

Cantwell, who sits on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, supports the idea, a spokesperson said.

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