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The Worm: Tribal women swim out of Alcatraz

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In the swim: Swimming across San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz Island is no easy feat. There are the strong tidal currents, the cold water and the knowledge than a few prisoners drowned as they tried to swim their way to freedom when the island was a prison.

But five members of the Colville Confederated Tribes did it Oct. 14. Their efforts were part of the Preservation of Authentic Traditions and Healing program for Native Americans.

Making the swim were Karen…

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