Tag: Elders

Lummi hosts largest potlatch in 70 years

Indian Country Today quotes Billy Frank Jr. and Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman in this article about the Lummi potlatch: Billy Frank Jr., chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, beamed as he looked out over...

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Being Frank: Everyone Should Celebrate The Makah Whale Hunt

Those who do not understand the Makah will question the logic of hunting an animal that means so much to them. Yet the principle is the same for all species of fish and wildlife. Non-Indians have always tried to force their way of life on the Indian. Yet we have lived here for thousands of years, in harmony with nature. Many non-Indian ways are strange to us. They permit their chiltheir children dine on meat without teaching them to be grateful to the animals that died to feed them. Even vegetarians can be hypocritical. Agricultural practices kill more of nature’s creatures through habitat destruction than fishing and hunting ever will.

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