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Coping with Climate Change: Washington's Tribes

DEFENDING TREATY RIGHTS

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THE WOLF PACKANCIENT TRADITIONSLIMITED LANDAN IDYLLIC PLACEFISHING FOR SMELTSSTRANGE WATERSSHIFTING SEA MAMMALSANCIENT HOMELANDSFIRST FOODSSALMON CERMONIESGIVING THANKSFEEDING A COMMUNITYINTERTWINED FATESCRITICAL HABITATSRIGHT TO FISHDEFENDING TREATY RIGHTS THE NEXT GENERATION

DEFENDING TREATY RIGHTS

Billy Frank Jr. is known for his campaign of civil disobedience in the 1960's and 1970's to defend Washington tribes' treaty rights to fish and hunt in their historic "usual and accustomed" grounds. He won that battle but now fears the rights will be worthless as overfishing, hydroelectric dams, and climate change take their toll on habitats that salmon need to survive.

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