INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY – In 2016, Coast Salish and Indigenous activists from across Native country came together to fight the Puget Sound Energy liquefied natural gas facility. They believed the facility would endanger Puyallup citizens, their treaty-protected homelands and waters and surrounding communities in what is now known as Tacoma, Washington. The activists began to gather regularly, sharing meals and discussing ways to push for change. In November, they made national news when they launched a traditional Nisqually canoe into Medicine Creek treaty waters of the Port of Tacoma to block a U.S. military cargo ship, MV Cape Orlando, believed to be loaded with weapons headed for the occupying state of Israel.
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