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Obama awards Medal of Freedom to Billy Frank Jr. of Nisqually tribe


WASHINGTON - Nisqually tribal member Billy Frank Jr. was arrested for the first time at age 14. In the following 30 years, he would be arrested at least 50 more times.

But it was his peaceful protests and resilience while advocating for Native American treaty rights and fishery protections that brought his legacy to the White House on Tuesday afternoon.

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