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...wly found boundaries and without licences. Many Youth Council members, like Hank Adams and Bruce Wilkie, saw this as an outrage and in 1964 tried to bring the problems of Native American treaty rights to the forefront of the national media. The Council learnt from the African American Civil Rights Movement, the use of direct action and sit-ins and tried to replicate this in the Pacific Northwest, which the Indian Youth Council did with success in the “Fish Ins”. To gain national media attention, the Council enlisted Marlon Brando, who as previously stated was an avid supporter of Civil Rights, he actively got involved and kept the same message, that treaty rights should not be ignored. The use of Brando was perfect for the Council, since he helped the nation notice and it was from this that activists knew to get celebrities involved to bring the attention with them.
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