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Billy Frank Jr.

March 9 is Billy Frank Jr. Day

Photo of Billy Frank Jr.Billy Frank Jr., a Northwest Native American (Nisqually) activist, played a key role in the “Fish Wars” of the 1960’s and 1970’s, resulting in a landmark decision affirming tribal fishing rights. Join us in honoring him on March 9!

The Seattle School Board will acknowledge March 9, 2023 as a day of observance recognizing and honoring the life and legacy of Billy Frank Jr.

Learn more about this influential leader in our Billy Frank Jr. collection of resources:  Billy Frank Jr. Online Collection