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2022 Progress Award: Randy Lewis | A lifetime of dedication to Native visibility and rights

Randy Lewis remembers helping his grandmother sort through her collection of Swarovski crystal beads as a child. When she asked which was his favorite, Lewis held up a type of iridescent bead, called Aurora Borealis, that reflected a variety of colors. 

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Randy Lewis, a Colville tribe member, talks about how he used to play around the Stemilt Spires as a child, in a video recorded by Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner last August.

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Randy Lewis

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