This has to stop: Swinomish march on drugs


MARCHING AGAINST ADDICTION – “The statement ‘This Has To Stop’ was brought out during funeral services for Tyler Ross Edwards who died March 24, 2013 due to drug overdose. We would like to encourage anyone struggling with a drug addiction to seek help. We love each and every one of you,” Eugene Edwards (Swinomish Tribal member & Tyler’s father). – Photo by Robin Carneen

Close to 100 people from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community gathered with handmade signs at the SITC’s gym March 27. Holle Edwards, march coordinator said, “this is the fourth (annual) March (on Drugs) …. it was really empowering … the youth center made signs with the kids the day before the March that said things like ‘Say No to Drugs’ and ‘Do Drugs and Your Brain Turns into Slugs.’”

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