Bathed in the setting summer sun Aug. 17 at Olympia's Heritage Park, the Nisqually Canoe Family sings during the Indigenous Peoples' Day rally which focused on the theme of officially changing the national holiday know as Columbus Day to that of Indigenous Peoples Day. Organized by Brian Frisina the rally featured speakers including Squaxin tribal council members Jim Peters and Nisqually council vice-chair Willie Frank Jr. lll and was opened by a song from the Squaxin Island Drum Group.
Bathed in the setting summer sun Aug. 17 at Olympia's Heritage Park, the Nisqually Canoe Family sings during the Indigenous Peoples' Day rally which focused on the theme of officially changing the national holiday know as Columbus Day to that of Indigenous Peoples Day. Organized by Brian Frisina the rally featured speakers including Squaxin tribal council members Jim Peters and Nisqually council vice-chair Willie Frank Jr. lll and was opened by a song from the Squaxin Island Drum Group. Steve Bloom Staff photographer
Bathed in the setting summer sun Aug. 17 at Olympia's Heritage Park, the Nisqually Canoe Family sings during the Indigenous Peoples' Day rally which focused on the theme of officially changing the national holiday know as Columbus Day to that of Indigenous Peoples Day. Organized by Brian Frisina the rally featured speakers including Squaxin tribal council members Jim Peters and Nisqually council vice-chair Willie Frank Jr. lll and was opened by a song from the Squaxin Island Drum Group. Steve Bloom Staff photographer

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