Statement by Commissioner Franz on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
News Date: 
October 14, 2019

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz today issued the following statement in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day:
"Today, we join with our tribal citizens to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day. In commemoration of this sacred day, let us honor the tribes that call Washington home and recognize their immeasurable contributions to our state. As the leader of the Washington state Department of Natural Resources, I am proud to work alongside our state’s First Peoples to strengthen our forests and waters and protect precious species. By taking care of our landscapes and waterways, we help ensure that First Peoples are able to continue cultural customs and traditions that have been passed down through generations."
Bobbi Cussins
Deputy Communications Director