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Gyasi Ross: Struggles are the same for black people and indigenous people
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Gyasi Ross: Struggles are the same for black people and indigenous people (January 12, 2018)

The first step to getting to a lasting peace is by bringing the focus back to the check.

White House task force to address treaty issues in Washington
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White House task force to address treaty issues in Washington (October 19, 2016)

The Federal Puget Sound Task Force will coordinate salmon recovery and treaty protection efforts among federal, tribal and state agencies.

Wildlife refuge being renamed in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr.
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Wildlife refuge being renamed in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr. (July 19, 2016)

Billy Frank was a member of the Nisqually Tribe who spent his entire life fighting for treaty rights.

Gyasi Ross: Indian Country needs leaders who can break the rules
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Gyasi Ross: Indian Country needs leaders who can break the rules (June 9, 2016)

We need Native politicians. We need Native lawyers. But we also desperately need hell raisers.

Elouise Cobell being considered for Presidential Medal of Freedom
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Elouise Cobell being considered for Presidential Medal of Freedom (May 5, 2016)

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is pushing President Barack Obama to award the medal to the Blackfeet Nation woman who was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.

Sen. Tester eyes Presidential Medal of Freedom for Elouise Cobell
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Sen. Tester eyes Presidential Medal of Freedom for Elouise Cobell (March 22, 2016)

The late Blackfeet Nation citizen secured a $3.4 billion settlement after fighting for the rights of individual Indians through 15 years of litigation.

Nisqually Tribe celebrates legacy of late advocate Billy Frank Jr.
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Nisqually Tribe celebrates legacy of late advocate Billy Frank Jr. (March 10, 2016)

Billy Frank Jr. was instrumental in protecting the treaty-protected fishing rights of tribes in the Northwest

Wildlife refuge to be renamed in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr.
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Wildlife refuge to be renamed in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr. (January 13, 2016)

The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Washington preserves the legacy of one of Indian Country's most revered figures.

Nisqually Tribe names community building in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr.
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Nisqually Tribe names community building in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr. (January 7, 2016)

The Billy Frank Jr. Community Service Building is being dedicated to the renowned treaty rights activist.

Gyasi Ross: Billy Frank was a warrior for all of Indian Country
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Gyasi Ross: Billy Frank was a warrior for all of Indian Country (December 21, 2015)

The truth is that Uncle Billy Frank was arrested over 50 times for you. And for me.

House approves bill to rename wildlife refuge for Billy Frank Jr.
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House approves bill to rename wildlife refuge for Billy Frank Jr. (December 1, 2015)

The Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act honors and preserves the legacy of the late treaty rights activist.

Presidential Medal of Freedom presented to late Billy Frank Jr.
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Presidential Medal of Freedom presented to late Billy Frank Jr. (November 25, 2015)

President Barack Obama recognized the late treaty rights activist with the nation's highest civilian honor.

President Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Billy Frank Jr.
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President Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Billy Frank Jr. (November 24, 2015)

The late treaty rights activist, who passed away in May 2014 at the age of 83, is receiving the nation's highest civilian honor.

White House honors the late Billy Frank with Medal of Freedom
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White House honors the late Billy Frank with Medal of Freedom (November 17, 2015)

Billy Frank Jr., who passed away in 2014, dedicated his entire life to advancing the rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest.

Vice chair of Nisqually Tribe sentenced to drug treatment
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Vice chair of Nisqually Tribe sentenced to drug treatment (November 16, 2015)

William Frank admitted that he stole more than $50,000 from two tribal accounts while in the throes of a substance abuse addiction.

Vice chairman of Nisqually Tribe awaits sentence in theft case
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Vice chairman of Nisqually Tribe awaits sentence in theft case (November 10, 2015)

William Frank admitted he stole more than $50,000 from two tribal bank accounts.

House Natural Resources Committee approves two Indian bills
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House Natural Resources Committee approves two Indian bills (October 8, 2015)

One bill places 300 acres in trust for the Susanville Rancheria of California and the other renames a wildlife refuge in Washington in honor of the late treaty rights activist Billy Frank Jr.

House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian bills
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House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian bills (October 7, 2015)

One bill renames a wildlife refuge in Washington in honor of the late treaty rights activist Billy Frank Jr.

City moves to name street in honor of late activist Billy Frank
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City moves to name street in honor of late activist Billy Frank (June 25, 2015)

Indian Street in Bellingham will likely be changed to Billy Frank Jr. Street after city council members endorsed the idea.

Lawmakers plan bill to name wildlife refuge after Billy Frank
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Lawmakers plan bill to name wildlife refuge after Billy Frank (May 8, 2015)

The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Washington would be renamed in honor of the late treaty rights activist.

Crosscut to present special award to late activist Billy Frank Jr.
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Crosscut to present special award to late activist Billy Frank Jr. (October 16, 2014)

Billy Frank died in May 2014 after dedicating his life to protecting the treaty rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest.

NWIFC schedules briefing on 'Treaty Rights 101' on Capitol Hill
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NWIFC schedules briefing on 'Treaty Rights 101' on Capitol Hill (September 18, 2014)

The educational session comes amid a renewed focus on treaty rights in the nation's capital.

Ernie Stevens: Tribute to late treaty rights advocate Billy Frank
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Ernie Stevens: Tribute to late treaty rights advocate Billy Frank (July 2, 2014)

Ernie Stevens Jr., the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, pays tribute to the late Billy Frank Jr.

Cynthia Iyall: Billy Frank will be heard for generations to come
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Cynthia Iyall: Billy Frank will be heard for generations to come (June 16, 2014)

Cynthia Iyall, the chairwoman of the Nisqually Tribe of Washington, pays tribute to the late Billy Frank Jr.

Lorraine Loomis: Honor Billy Frank's legacy by carrying on work
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Lorraine Loomis: Honor Billy Frank's legacy by carrying on work (June 9, 2014)

Lorraine Loomis, the vice chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, offers ways to honor the legacy of the late treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

Jeromy Sullivan: Reflecting on lessons learned from Billy Frank
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Jeromy Sullivan: Reflecting on lessons learned from Billy Frank (June 9, 2014)

Jeromy Sullivan reflects on what he learned from the late treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

Steve Pavlik: Billy Frank Jr. was part of the greatest generation
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Steve Pavlik: Billy Frank Jr. was part of the greatest generation (May 19, 2014)

The late treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. wanted to be remembered as a fisherman.

Tim Giago: We have lost too many great leaders in recent years
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Tim Giago: We have lost too many great leaders in recent years (May 15, 2014)

We saw the passing of Billy Frank, Jr., a man who stood up for Indian rights when it wasn’t a popular thing to do.

Gyasi Ross: Paying tribute to a Native superhero -- Billy Frank
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Gyasi Ross: Paying tribute to a Native superhero -- Billy Frank (May 14, 2014)

Gyasi Ross pays tribute to the late treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

Opinion: Billy Frank's fight for treaty rights was about civil rights
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Opinion: Billy Frank's fight for treaty rights was about civil rights (May 13, 2014)

Writer pays tribute to the late treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

Thousands pay tribute to treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
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Thousands pay tribute to treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. (May 12, 2014)

An estimated 6,000 people attended funeral services for treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr., the late treaty rights advocate who was hailed as a visionary in Indian Country.

Editorial:  Billy Frank Jr. was a true American civil rights leader
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Editorial: Billy Frank Jr. was a true American civil rights leader (May 12, 2014)

Washington newspaper pays tribute to treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

Squaxin Island Tribe to webcast funeral services for Billy Frank
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Squaxin Island Tribe to webcast funeral services for Billy Frank (May 9, 2014)

The Squaxin Island Tribe of Washington will broadcast funeral services for the late treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

Opinion: Billy Frank Jr. was a Nelson Mandela for the Northwest
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Opinion: Billy Frank Jr. was a Nelson Mandela for the Northwest (May 9, 2014)

Writer praises legacy of treaty rights and water advocate Billy Frank Jr.

Ernie Stevens: Billy Frank Jr. removed the hands of oppression
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Ernie Stevens: Billy Frank Jr. removed the hands of oppression (May 9, 2014)

Billy was one of the most energetic and loving mentors that I ever knew.

Mark Trahant: Billy Frank Jr. was a rebel who was always happy
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Mark Trahant: Billy Frank Jr. was a rebel who was always happy (May 8, 2014)

Because of Billy Frank, Jr., the salmon survive today and have returned to streams where they were once extinct.

Editorial: Billy Frank Jr changed the fishing debate in Northwest
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Editorial: Billy Frank Jr changed the fishing debate in Northwest (May 8, 2014)

Washington newspaper highlights the contributions of the late Billy Frank Jr. to the fishing debate in the Pacific Northwest.

Cynthia Iyall: Billy Frank was legendary figure in Indian Country
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Cynthia Iyall: Billy Frank was legendary figure in Indian Country (May 8, 2014)

Cynthia Iyall, the chairwoman of the Nisqually Tribe of Washington, pays tribute to the late Billy Frank Jr.:

Billy Frank to be laid to rest at Chief Leschi Cemetery on Sunday
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Billy Frank to be laid to rest at Chief Leschi Cemetery on Sunday (May 7, 2014)

Funeral services have been scheduled for the late Billy Frank Jr..

Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
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Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. (May 6, 2014)

Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

Ryan Wilson: Indian Country loses a great warrior in Billy Frank
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Ryan Wilson: Indian Country loses a great warrior in Billy Frank (May 6, 2014)

The fishing and treaty rights warrior has gone home, even at the age of 83 it seems unfair and too soon.

Billy Frank: Oil terminal project threatens fishing in Washington
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Billy Frank: Oil terminal project threatens fishing in Washington (May 6, 2014)

Here is the last column from Billy Frank Jr., the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission who passed away on Monday at the age of 83.

Treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. passes away at age of 83
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Treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. passes away at age of 83 (May 5, 2014)

Billy Frank Jr., a member of the Nisqually Tribe of Washington who defended the treaty rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest, died today.

KUOW: Billy Frank Jr. still fighting for salmon and treaty rights
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KUOW: Billy Frank Jr. still fighting for salmon and treaty rights (April 11, 2014)

Billy Frank Jr., the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, is still fighting for salmon and treaty rights, decades after the fish wars in Washington.

Billy Frank: Treaty tribes eye tough water standards in Washington
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Billy Frank: Treaty tribes eye tough water standards in Washington (March 31, 2014)

Billy Frank Jr., the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, presses for strong water quality standards in Washington.

Billy Frank: Set realistic standards for  consumption  of seafood
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Billy Frank: Set realistic standards for consumption of seafood (November 8, 2013)

Billy Frank Jr., the chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, discusses water-quality standards in Washington

Billy Frank: Keith Harper nomination  historic for Indian Country
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Billy Frank: Keith Harper nomination historic for Indian Country (November 6, 2013)

It is with great pride that I write this letter in support of my good friend Keith Harper, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, whom President Barack Obama has nominated to be the United States Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, with the rank of Ambassador.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee discusses environment change
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee discusses environment change (July 20, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Thursday to discuss how changes in the environment are affecting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. Native people often...

PBS: Tribes in Pacific Northwest facing a future without salmon
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PBS: Tribes in Pacific Northwest facing a future without salmon (July 18, 2012)

"Billy Frank, Jr. was 14 the first time he was arrested for fishing. It was 1945, and he was on the Nisqually River in Washington state. Frank and other members...

Billy Frank: Stop  water pollution  from damaging salmon runs
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Billy Frank: Stop water pollution from damaging salmon runs (April 4, 2012)

"Scientists have seen adult coho salmon dying within 24 hours of returning to some polluted urban streams in Western Washington. In some cases, 60 to 90 percent of the coho...

Billy Frank: Treaties offer protection for traditional tribal  foods
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Billy Frank: Treaties offer protection for traditional tribal foods (March 5, 2012)

"These short, cold, rainy and sometimes snowy days of winter always make me think about our treaties. It was during this time of year more than 150 years ago that...

Billy Frank: Let's win salmon recovery battle in Washington
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Billy Frank: Let's win salmon recovery battle in Washington (February 9, 2012)

"We are losing the battle for salmon recovery in western Washington because salmon habitat is being destroyed faster than it can be restored. Despite massive cuts in harvest, careful use...

Billy Frank: Treaty tribes commit  to   co-management of salmon
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Billy Frank: Treaty tribes commit to co-management of salmon (January 5, 2012)

"I’m starting to wonder if Washington state’s budget problems mean it will no longer be able to co-manage natural resources with the treaty tribes. Even President Obama has said recently...

Billy Frank: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe puts treaty right to work
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Billy Frank: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe puts treaty right to work (October 5, 2011)

"We all owe a big “thank you” to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. They never gave up on getting those two dams torn down, and today that dream is becoming...

Opinion: Billy Frank talks treaties  for     dam removal celebration
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Opinion: Billy Frank talks treaties for dam removal celebration (September 20, 2011)

"The most touching moments of the celebration marking the beginning of the end of the Elwha dams were tribal. They were the smiling faces on the children of the Lower...

Billy Frank: Federal government   responsible for treaty rights
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Billy Frank: Federal government responsible for treaty rights (September 9, 2011)

"I've been talking a lot lately about the connection between salmon, habitat and treaty rights. That connection is pretty simple. No habitat equals no salmon; no salmon equals no treaty...

Billy Frank: Treaty rights threatened by pollution in Washington
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Billy Frank: Treaty rights threatened by pollution in Washington (August 8, 2011)

"Our treaty right to gather shellfish depends on the shellfish being safe to eat. Samish Bay is one of the traditional shellfish gathering areas for the Swinomish and Upper Skagit...

Billy Frank: Washington tribes reacting to change in climate
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Billy Frank: Washington tribes reacting to change in climate (June 3, 2011)

"The pictures don't lie. Climate change combined with the continued loss of salmon habitat caused by human development is taking a toll on natural resources. The damage to salmon and...

Billy Frank: Squaxin Island Tribe looking to preserve water
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Billy Frank: Squaxin Island Tribe looking to preserve water (May 17, 2011)

"A basic rule of natural resources management today is that you don’t take too much of something unless you have a good idea how much there is to begin with....

Billy Frank: Tulalip Tribes keeps salmon in balance with business
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Billy Frank: Tulalip Tribes keeps salmon in balance with business (March 2, 2011)

"More than 1,500 salmon were seen spawning in Coho Creek on the Tulalip Tribes' reservation last fall. Pretty good considering 10 years ago, the creek was nothing but a drainage...