Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Righting 'an embarrassment,' Congress looks at housing help for tribal members


WHITE SALMON — When the home Johnny Jackson built himself caught fire, emergency responders discovered the lone fire hydrant at the Bureau of Indian Affairs managed tribal-fishing site wasn’t hooked up.

His home, nestled between boulders near the edge of the river, burned to the ground.

But the 85-year-old enrolled Yakama continues to live on the site in a trailer that lacks running water because it is where his people have lived for generations, fishing from the Columbia and White Salmon rivers.


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