NATIVE NEWS ONLINE – Evelyn Jefferson (Lummi) started seeing the gruesome wounds in December 2022. She wasn’t sure what was causing them, but she had a suspicion. That month, Jefferson, a crisis outreach supervisor for the Lummi Nation in Washington state, transported a tribal member from a homeless encampment in the nearby city of Bellingham to an area hospital to treat open wounds on her legs that had become infected and painful. “After I dropped her off, there were maggots in my car from her wounds,” Jefferson told Native News Online.
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