As Washington State becomes more and more politically correct, residents are becoming offended by river names, tribe names, and any other exposure to a select group of tribes.
WCNN - Washington State Corespondent
September 16, 2014
They have achieved a small victory - their draft of new legislation has been added to the legislative calendar.
This movement has been relatively quiet throughout the state, and the groups have done an excellent job of securing influential supporters while keeping the topic off the headlines. This positioned the groups to have a clear, uninfluenced path to state legislators. National rights groups and national Native American coalitions are just now reading the proposed bill for the first time now that it has been added to the upcoming schedule.
"We are super offended driving through the state. We have our kids wear blindfolds on road trips so we can hide them from the terrible names listed along the road." Said Megan Swapish, spokesperson for Washington Against Offensive Culture (WAOC), the group behind the proposed bill. "We are forced to drive past signs like 'Nooksack' and 'Humptulips'. It's flat wrong that we have to put images of humping flowers in our children mind simply because some Indians like those names."
List of tribes impacted by new bill:
- Hoh Tribe
- Jamestown S'klallam
- Nooksack Tribe
- Squaxin Tribe
Representatives revealed some of their intents to WCNN as long as we agreed not to publish their names. Of the 15 house representatives we spoke with, 10 of them are wanting the tribes to give them access to year-round fishing, tax shelters, and income from the federal government by officially inducting them into the tribe. "I just want to loaf around, fish, and drink all day." said an anonymous Democratic representative.
It looks like there are secret motives behind the scenes. After our report, we are confident that no tribal names will need to be changed. Lastly - expect several special elections as the house dissolves into newly inducted beer-drinking tribal members.