Swinomish Tribe Sues City of Oak Harbor over Disturbance of Tribal Burial Ground

Here is the complaint in Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. City of Oak Harbor (King County Super.):

Swinomish Complaint

An excerpt:

The City’s SE Pioneer Way Improvements Project disturbed and destroyed a significant Lower Skagit and Swinomish village and burial ground and desecrated the graves of dozens of the Tribe’s ancestors. This has caused the Tribe and its members to suffer severe stress, anguish, and spiritual and emotional distress and to sustain significant economic losses.

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