D.C. politicos willing to talk with Makah about unsanctioned kill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the North Olympic Peninsula’s congressional delegation say they are willing to talk with Makah representatives about Saturday’s unauthorized killing of a gray whale.

But no meetings are scheduled yet.

Makah tribal delegates traveled to Washington, D.C., on Monday to assure Sens. Patty Murray, D-Freeland, and Maria Cantwell, D-Mountlake Terrace, and other federal lawmakers that the tribal leadership did not approve of Saturday’s killing of a gray whale.

Five men were turned over to Makah tribal police, and tribal leaders said they will be prosecuted for the killing.

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