Large turnout for Swinomish March Against Addiction


August 17, 2022

Marissa Conklin

THIS HAS TO STOP – Tribal members from all over the state came together at Swinomish for the annual March Against Addiction. Those with family members that died from substance abuse held framed photos while they marched through the streets.

If it takes one step at a time to end the misery of drug and alcohol addiction, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is clearly on the right path in gaining support for that mission.

The tribe's annual March Against Addiction on Aug. 10 drew participants from other reservations who donned green Didgwalic Wellness Center t-shirts as they strode shoulder-to-shoulder with local residents across Swinomish streets and through its neighborhoods calling for a stop to drug and alcohol abuse.

The event's theme, "This Has to Stop," was clearly stated both on the Didgwalic shirts and by a series of s...

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