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Billy Frank Jr., tribal fishing activist, dies

SEATTLE — From the time he was first arrested at the age of 14 for fishing near his home, Billy Frank Jr. was a fierce and tireless champion for salmon, tribal sovereignty and the right of Northwest tribes to fish in their traditional waters. Nearly 70 years of advocacy ended Monday when the Nisqually tribal elder died at his home near Olympia. He was 83.

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