Denied, dispersed, disadvantaged: Chinook tribe pursues centuries-old fight for federal recognition

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Scott Hewitt, Columbian staff writer

The ruinous results are hidden in plain sight, tribal members like Robinson argued while observing Indigenous Peoples Day in early October. More than 100 Chinook tribal members and allies gathered outside the Marshall House on Vancouver’s Officers Row to press Congress to pass the Chinook Restoration Act, a law that would bestow federal recognition and start the process of establishing a Chinook reservation.

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