Being Frank in the Bellingham Herald

From this morning:

Indians in the Pacific Northwest feel a new era of respect and collaboration is here, and we’re ready to get to work with the new administration.

We were especially encouraged to hear President Obama’s pledge to honor “treaty obligations that are owed to the first Americans,” when he introduced Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar as the new Secretary of the Interior.

But what really made us feel good was when President Obama said: “We need more than just a government-to-government relationship; we need a nation-to-nation relationship.”

Let me tell you, we’re ready for that relationship.