Tribal Rights Legend and Leader Billy Frank Jr. Walks On

Indian Country Today

In 2004, we celebrated 30 years since the Boldt Decision of 1974, the landmark Indian fishing rights victory, that Billy Frank Jr. fought so hard for.

“Frank is widely credited as conscience and soul of the efforts by Indian people in Washington to secure their rights to a fair share of fish on their ancient waterways and, by implication and serious struggle, the effort to ensure the survival of steelhead and salmon.” Today, we mourn his passing. He was 83...

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ICT Staff. "Tribal Rights Legend and Leader Billy Frank Jr. Walks On." Indian Country Today. May 5, 2014. Article. (, accessed June 3, 2024)

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