Located in La Push on Olympic Peninsula, the Quileute Nation has released a video explaining its plight.
Washington state legislators recently introduced a bill to relocate the Quileute to higher ground.
"This video is a very important educational tool for us to share with the public because it shows the urgency and need for the passage of this newly introduced legislation," Bonita Cleveland, chair of the Quileute Tribal Council, said in a statement. "It will explain the importance of us being able to relocate to higher ground the entire lower village which houses our administrative offices, tribal school, senior center, churches and the US Coast Guard Station that protects Tribal fishermen. It demonstrates the need for the safety of all our tribal members. The only hope the Tribe has to increase the amount of land available for traditional, religious and cultural use, housing and education is for historic Quileute lands held by the federal government to be transferred back to the Tribe.”
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