Honoring Washington’s Native Americans

A new exhibit featuring Washington’s NW Tribes has just been completed in the Secretary of State’s office in the Legislative building of Olympia’s Capitol Campus. A ceremony conducted by members of local tribes celebrating the exhibit will begin @ 5:00pm on 4-24-12 under the rotunda and last about 45 minutes. Billy Frank is unable to attend, but his son will.

A recent visit to the Capitol Campus revealed spring was well under way; budget shortfalls had eliminated the traditional blooms of daffodils and tulips on the grounds. The view of Capitol Lake remains magnificent and there was ample parking now that the legislature had completed its business.

A reception will follow the opening ceremony. Visitors will be permitted to enter the exhibit area. Many native artifacts, artwork, and historical photos are on display. It has been expertly and tastefully executed. A biography documenting Billy Frank’s life is expected to be available in June from the Capitol gift shop.

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