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Comments from Executive Constantine on passing of Billy Frank Jr.

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King County Executive Dow Constantine praises the contributions of Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually elder who championed treaty rights. Frank died at age 83.

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King County Executive Dow Constantine praised the contributions of Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually elder who championed treaty rights. Frank died at age 83: 

“Billy Frank Jr.’s courage to stand up for oppressed people, human rights, and environmental justice made him an authentic Northwest icon. His willingness to sacrifice his own freedom to preserve important native traditions and protect Puget Sound is something that benefits us all and will for generations to come.”

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Here is the Seattle Times obiturary on Billy Frank Jr.



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Dow Constantine
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