Today, March 9th, is Billy Frank Jr. Day.
Billy Frank Jr. was a lifelong advocate for tribal treaty rights and our beautiful ecosystem. His work lead to the instrumental Boldt Decision, which protects the tribes’ right to fish and led to essential work protecting salmon habitat and treaty rights throughout the country. Today, on his birthday, we recognize his work and our enduring relationship with our local tribes, the Lummi Nation and the Nooksack Tribe.
Below is an illustrated interview with Billy Frank Jr. that talks about the connection between the Salmon and all the people who inhabit the pacific northwest.