Last month the Tribe joined a lawsuit to stop the federal government from proceeding with the sale of the National Archives building in Seattle. The building holds records that Tribal members use to establish membership, show fishing rights, trace ancestry and access Native school records. Less than 1 percent of the holdings are available online.
A judge will hear arguments for a preliminary injunction in the case at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12. Anyone can view the proceedings by Zoom with this link (logging in a few minutes early is a good idea): https://wawd-uscourts.zoomgov.com/j/1617863808?pwd=RTVCckRHM1B2YkM3cVJqNWZHK0JZUT09
Alternatively, anyone can listen by calling 1-669-254-5252 and following instructions. The meeting ID is 161 786 3808 and the passcode is 353763.
You can read more about the case on the Tribe’s website: https://newspuyallupt2.wpengine.com/puyallup-tribe-joins-in-motion-asking-the-federal-court-to-stop-the-sale-of-sand-point-archives-building/