March 9 is Billy Frank, Jr. Day

March 9 is the birthday of Billy Frank, Jr., (March 9, 1931 – May 5, 2014) a tireless advocate for tribal treaty rights and chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. He played an important role in the Boldt Decision ” which protects the tribes’ right to fish and led to essential work protecting salmon habitat and treaty rights throughout the country.” (Recognizing Billy Frank Jr. Day. City of Ferndale, WA. © 2017)

Below are resources to learn more about Billy Frank, Jr.’s life and impact:

“How to Commemorate Billy Frank Jr. Day”, Northwest Treaty Tribes

“Billy Frank Jr. Day Curriculum”, Salmon Defense

“The Life and Legacy of Billy Frank Jr.”, billyfrankjr.org