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The Today File

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May 9, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Public viewing and funeral this weekend for Billy Frank Jr.

Billy Frank Jr. (Seattle Times archives)

Billy Frank Jr. (Seattle Times archives)

The Associated Press

OLYMPIA — Services are planned this weekend for Billy Frank Jr., the Nisqually tribal elder who fought for Indian fishing rights in Washington and was an advocate for salmon habitat.

He died Monday at his home near Olympia at the age of 83.

The Olympian newspaper reports a public viewing is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Mills and Mills Funeral Home, 5725 Littlerock Rd. S.W., Tumwater.

A public funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Squaxin Island Tribe’s event center at the Little Creek Casino Resort, 91 W. state Route 108, Shelton. Burial will follow at the Chief Leschi Cemetery, 2249 Reservation Rd., just north of the ball fields on the Nisqually Indian Reservation.

The Squaxin Island Tribe plans to live stream the funeral services. The live stream will be available here

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