Billy Frank Jr. Trail & Park
This coming week Billy Frank Jr. will be Honored. The Port of Olympia, The Frank Family, Squaxin Island Nation, Nisqually Nation, and the City of Olympia all worked together to make this happen. Together they will be naming the park in Billy Frank Jr.’s honor. East Bay Trail will be named for a true hero! On Uncle Billy’s Birthday March 9th, 2018. It’s on a Friday. It starts at 10am. Come be apart of the healing!
Lisa Pemberton (White Earth Chippewa) is a reporter and news team leader at The Olympian. She covers education, Thurston County government and breaking news. She has worked for the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs, the Department of Labor and Industries and The Seattle Times. Lisa’s parents are the late Jerry and Norma Pemberton, who helped lead (and in some cases create) drug and alcohol prevention programs for numerous tribes including Puyallup, Muckleshoot and Squaxin Island. She was raised in Washington State and has close ties to several Puget Sound tribes. Lisa and her husband Todd have three children, ages 10, 12 and 16. She has won several awards and was most recently honored with national awards from the Native American Journalists Association for stories on the Paddle to Nisqually (canoe journey) and controversial test tickets fired at JBLM that affected the Nisqually tribal community.
Over the past few years I have tried two campaigns to fundraise for support I need to digitize 10 years of audio. I am looking to purchase an Apple computer for it ability to process high quality audio files. The last two campaigns I raised about 140.00 which paid for a year of SoundCloud access so I can place audio out there for folks to listen too. As things in my life are constantly changing things are opening up for me to get this collection uploaded which is for all humanity. If you do feel aligned with this project I would so appreciate your willingness to help so I can dedicate next few years to upload all that I have to share with our world community. Thanks again! Please share!