SWINOMISH INDIAN TRIBAL COMMUNITY — A year ago, Alana Quintasket, a Swinomish tribal senator, surveyed the dead shellfish scattered across the reservation’s beach — a graveyard of clams baked in the sun.

To Quintasket, it was as if she was walking through a morgue of her dead relatives.

— Reporter Benjamin Leung: bleung@skagitpublishing.com, 360-416-2156, Twitter: @goskagit

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