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Charges filed for assault on disabled member of Nisqually Tribe
Charges filed for assault on disabled member of Nisqually Tribe (July 25, 2016)

The 54-year-old victim was struck numerous times in the face and head during the July 12, 2015, incident.


Wildlife refuge being renamed in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr.
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.


Nisqually Tribe offers hospitality to dog racing teams from Norway
Nisqually Tribe offers hospitality to dog racing teams from Norway (March 30, 2016)

The teams and their 53 dogs found some new friends in Indian County after participating in the grueling Iditarod sled race.


Nisqually Tribe objects to tests of rocket system at military base
Nisqually Tribe objects to tests of rocket system at military base (March 16, 2016)

The reservation borders the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington and the tribe is worried about the impacts on its lands and its cultural and natural resources.


Nisqually Tribe celebrates legacy of late advocate Billy Frank Jr.
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.
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.
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.


Presidential Medal of Freedom presented to late Billy Frank Jr.
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.


White House honors the late Billy Frank with Medal of Freedom
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
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
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.


Nisqually Tribe construction business involved in fatal accident
Nisqually Tribe construction business involved in fatal accident (April 14, 2015)

A young couple and their infant son were killed when a concrete wall fell from a highway overpass.


Vice chairman from Nisqually Tribe appears in court in theft case
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Vice chairman from Nisqually Tribe appears in court in theft case (September 9, 2014)

William Frank allegedly withdrew money from the tribe's bank accounts and put it in his own account.


Cynthia Iyall: Billy Frank will be heard for generations to come
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.


Nisqually Tribe enters agreement to open new park with state
Nisqually Tribe enters agreement to open new park with state (June 4, 2014)

Site is close to the birthplace of Chief Leschi.


Opinion: Billy Frank Jr. was a Nelson Mandela for the Northwest
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
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.


Cynthia Iyall: Billy Frank was legendary figure in Indian Country
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.:


Treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. passes away at age of 83
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.


Nisqually Tribe signs agreement with city for development plans
Nisqually Tribe signs agreement with city for development plans (March 5, 2014)

The Nisqually Tribe and the city of Lacey, Washington, signed an agreement to cooperate on development plans.


Nisqually Tribe hosts ceremony at $20M public safety complex
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Nisqually Tribe hosts ceremony at $20M public safety complex (February 21, 2014)

The Nisqually Tribe of Washington hosted a dedication ceremony for a $20 million public safety complex.


Woman's remains on Nisqually Reservation under investigation
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Woman's remains on Nisqually Reservation under investigation (November 15, 2013)

The dismembered remains of a woman were found on the Nisqually Reservation in Washington and authorities are treating the case as a homicide.


Nisqually Tribe reaches agreement for newly acquired trust site
Nisqually Tribe reaches agreement for newly acquired trust site (October 2, 2012)

The Nisqually Tribe of Washington has reached an agreement with the city of Lakewood for a newly acquired parcel of trust land. The tribe will pay $18,000 annually for police...


Colville Tribes seek to remove hatchery-bred salmon from river
Colville Tribes seek to remove hatchery-bred salmon from river (October 2, 2012)

The Confederated Tribes of the Coville Reservation of Washington are trying to remove hatchery salmon from the Columbia River basin. Some fish from the Chief Joseph Hatchery are ending up...


Nisqually Tribe looking to open gas station on newly acquired site
Nisqually Tribe looking to open gas station on newly acquired site (August 2, 2012)

The Nisqually Tribe of Washington plans to open a gas station and convenience store on a newly acquired parcel of trust land. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the...


PBS: Tribes in Pacific Northwest facing a future without salmon
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...


Column: Nisqually Tribe's $2M gamble for shellfish farm pays off
Column: Nisqually Tribe's $2M gamble for shellfish farm pays off (July 16, 2012)

"When the Nisqually Indian Tribe purchased a Henderson Inlet commercial shellfish farm from Puget Sound pioneer oysterman Jerry Yamashita early in 2010, the tribe gambled that water-quality problems plaguing the...


Opinion: Nisqually Tribe offers model for restorative justice (
Opinion: Nisqually Tribe offers model for restorative justice ( (March 29, 2012)

"Midway through the schematic design for the new Nisqually Public Safety Complex, I experienced a “wow moment.” I realized that our client, the Nisqually Tribal Police and Corrections Departments, practiced...


Interview: Digging for the truth in Nisqually Chief Leschi's case
Interview: Digging for the truth in Nisqually Chief Leschi's case (August 4, 2011)

"“Behind these words lies an essential story for all who are passionate about tolerance, dignity and justice,” writes Seattle author and attorney Michael Schein, in reference to Chief Leschi’s...


Nisqually Tribe leads effort to address impact  of climate change
Nisqually Tribe leads effort to address impact of climate change (July 21, 2011)

The Nisqually Tribe of Washington is leading an effort to address the effects of climate change on the Nisqually River. Tribal members have long depended on the river for salmon...


'Living legend' Richard Wells  retires as     Nisqually administrator
'Living legend' Richard Wells retires as Nisqually administrator (June 30, 2011)

The Nisqually Tribe of Washington paid tribute to Richard Wells, who retired as administrator after nearly 30 years. When Wells started out, the tribe only had 34 employees. Now it...


Residents worried about Nisqually Tribe public safety complex
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Residents worried about Nisqually Tribe public safety complex (June 23, 2011)

The Nisqually Tribe of Washington has started work on a $20 million public safety complex but nearby residents say they weren't told about the project. The Nisqually Safety Complex includes...


Nisqually  Tribe starts construction on $20M public safety center
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Nisqually Tribe starts construction on $20M public safety center (April 5, 2011)

The Nisqually Tribe of Washington is starting work on a $20 million public safety complex, The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reports. The facility will include space for 288 inmates....


Column:  Land disputes led to hanging of Nisqually  Chief Leschi
Column: Land disputes led to hanging of Nisqually Chief Leschi (March 28, 2011)

"Chief Leshi, a prominent Nisqually Native American elder, played out his story in Lakewood. South Puget Sound land in the 1850s was land in dispute. The British had already...


Review: How tribes in Washington lost millions of acres of land
Review: How tribes in Washington lost millions of acres of land (March 28, 2011)

"Richard Kluger has written a half-dozen novels, but he’s best known for telling true stories, hard stories, very well: Brown v. Board of Education (“Simple Justice”), the rise and...


Review: Our shameful history in 'Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek'
Review: Our shameful history in 'Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek' (March 14, 2011)

"Last summer, in the midst of a roiling thunderstorm, my children and I visited the site of Custer’s Last Stand in Montana. The dying ground there signifies one of...


Book Review: Chief Leschi and 'Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek'
Book Review: Chief Leschi and 'Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek' (March 7, 2011)

"When Isaac Stevens, territorial governor of Washington, implemented plans to move the Nisquallies from their ancestral lands to reservations in 1853, Chief Leschi turned from "good Indian" to incendiary....


Billy Frank:  Washington tribes work  to protect and produce salmon
Billy Frank: Washington tribes work to protect and produce salmon (February 7, 2011)

"Producing and protecting salmon go hand in hand for the treaty Indian tribes in western Washington, and we are doing a lot more of both lately. At a time when...