May 05, 2014

Billy Frank Jr. dies

Legendary Billy Frank, Jr.–Fighter for Indian Fishing Rights & Environment–Walks On

By Levi RickertBilly Frank, Jr., a tribal citizen of the Nisqually Tribe, who spent four decades fighting on behalf of Indian fishing rights and environmental, walked on this morning. He was 83.Billy Frank Jr., Nisqually elder who fought for treaty rights, dies

By Craig WelchBilly Frank Jr., a Nisqually elder and fisherman who served for more than half a century as the charismatic voice of Northwest tribes fighting to exercise their treaty rights, died early Monday, tribal officials and his family confirmed Monday.Comment:  For more on Billy Frank Jr., see Indians Named Conservation Heroes and First Drum Awards Announced.

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