Quinault leader succeeds Lorraine Loomis as fishs panel chairperson


December 15, 2021

For over two decades, Ed Johnstone has taken on tough tasks in his leadership role with the Quinault Nation.

His next assignment could rank among the most challenging.

Johnstone has been elected chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, succeeding the late Swinomish Tribal Community leader Lorraine Loomis, who died in August.

Loomis and her predecessor, the late Billy Frank, Jr., were viewed by many in Indian Country as virtually irreplaceable given their decades of work on behalf of Pacific Northwest treaty tribes.

Johnstone, however, stands ready to assume the mantle.

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