Everyday Olympia: Last week Sarah posted a message on OlyBlog shedding light on the travails that the Native American tribe faces as it fishes in the Nisqually River. I would highly recommend exploring some of the links that...Read More
Sep 29, 2006 | Being Frank
OLYMPIA (September 29, 2006) ― There is a traditional Indian belief that we do not actually own the land. We are part of it, and it is part of us. We are all temporary tenants and we’re responsible for its care.
It’s a concept that is as valid today as it has ever been. If people can begin to understand their connection to the earth, they will treat it with much greater sensitivity than they have over the past century.
These are the thoughts that come to me when I think about the so-called property rights initiative, I-933, which will be on your general election ballot in November.
To say I believe you should vote no on I-933 would be an understatement. You should vote “hell, no!”
I-933 is far more dangerous and damaging than you might think.Read More
Jan 21, 2004 | News
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Jan 12, 2004 | News
OLYMPIA (January 12, 2004) – Governor Locke committed to work with tribes to develop a government-to-government process to improve water management in a state/tribal meeting here Friday evening, after being criticized by...Read More
Aug 18, 2003 | News
OLYMPIA (Aug. 18, 2003) – The United States government is weeks away from defaulting on a key element of the Pacific Salmon Treaty for lack of money. This crisis could compromise the full implementation of the treaty,...Read More
Nov 4, 2002 | News
OLYMPIA (Oct. 31, 2002) – Tribal hunters are working with the state of Washington to make sure the words “mad deer disease” never become a frightening part of the local vocabulary. Representatives from treaty tribes in...Read More
Sep 26, 2002 | News
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Sep 12, 2002 | News
OLYMPIA (Sept. 12, 2002) — Washington coastal treaty Indian tribes are preparing for conservative quotas and planning restrictive fisheries to ensure protection of weak groundfish stocks while allowing harvest of healthy...Read More
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