Schools honor treaty rights icon Billy Frank, Jr.


March 15, 2023

All states, including Washington, provide two statues to the U.S. Capitol.

In the near future one of those stone figures gifted by the Evergreen State will bear the image of late Nisqually tribal leader and treaty fishing rights champion Billy Frank, Jr.

La Conner Schools recognized Frank with a special program March 7.

The two-and-a-half hour public event, billed as the district’s first annual Billy Frank, Jr. Remembrance Fair, was held in the middle school gym and included information booths focused on salmon protection and key chapters in Frank’s storied life.

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