Coping with Climate Change: Washington's Tribes
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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