Deb Abrahamson represented the SHAWL Society at the recent press conference in City Hall protesting the new police ombudsman.
The SHAWL Society is a grassroots organization based on the Spokane Indian Reservation dedicated to protecting the environment. They initially mobilized in response to the massive uranium mining wastes on the reservation, but have grown to encompass many other issues. SHAWL provides education on a wide range of topics, including uranium radiation, indigenous plants, health, and Native traditions, among others.
SHAWL stands for Sovereignty, Health, Air, Water, and Land.