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First Nations issues

I would like to thank the Spokesman for its recent insert by the Washington tribes drawing attention to the history, as well as current contributions, of the First Nations that occupied the land we call Washington, and the fact that the city of Spokane sits on the homeland of the Spokane tribe. It is important to remember that the prosperity of so many has been made possible by that which was taken from the original inhabitants of this land.

Likewise, kudos to Shawn Vestal for highlighting the effort by members of the Spokane Tribe to rename Fort George Wright Drive, named for a man intent on destroying Native Americans and their culture, to honor a historic tribal leader of his time. It is the right thing to do.

Ken Roberts

Spokane


 

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