When it comes to Native issues, is Bob Ferguson any better than Trump? | KUOW News and Information

When it comes to Native issues, is Bob Ferguson any better than Trump?

Jun 7, 2018

You know the drainage pipes you sometimes see sticking out from underneath a road? They're called culverts. And they're creating a division between Washington tribes and state attorney general Bob Ferguson. The sovereign nations claim that Ferguson is failing to uphold their treaty rights; in response, he's escalated the lawsuit to the Supreme Court of the United States.


Writer Gyasi Ross, who's a member of the Blackfeet Nation, said that in his handling of Native issues Ferguson is no better than Trump. We spoke to Gyasi and Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi, executive director of the Chief Seattle Club, about the culverts, the search for Seattle's new police chief, the recent one-night count, and whether or not they're stunting on social media in the city's parks.

Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi is a member of KUOW's board of directors.