The Lummi Nation’s Totem Pole Journey is underway! The House of Tears Carvers are traveling again across the western United States and Canada with a totem pole to bring attention to proposed coal, oil, and fracked fuel projects that threaten tribes and local communities. Sightline senior research associate Tarika Powell will speak about Northwest dirty energy proposals, specifically Puget Sound Energy’s proposed LNG facility in Tacoma, at the blessing stop this Sunday in Tacoma, Washington. This stop will highlight the Puyallup tribe’s fight against the proposed LNG facility and share information about how to get involved. There will also be a pop-up exhibit and video projections by the Natural History Museum in collaboration with the Lummi Nation.
The journey follows the Lummi Nation’s huge win last year when the Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point, Washington, due to its potential impacts on the treaty fishing rights of the Lummi Nation. This year, Kwel’Hoy, We Draw the Line!, will celebrate climate victories and prepare for the coming fights against fossil fuel infrastructure as we all work to protect our communities and land.
Other speakers include Jay Julius, Lummi Nation Councilman; Jewell James, Lummi Nation Elder and Master Carver; Rena Priest, Lummi Nation poet/writer; Dana Lyons, musician; Yakaiyastai Gorman, Navajo Nation performer; and more.
Kwel’Hoy, We Draw the Line!
- What: The 2017 Lummi Nation’s Totem Pole Journey
- When: Sunday, October 15, 6:30-8:00 pm
- Where: Foss Waterways Seaport, Tacoma, WA (map)
- Tickets: The event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.
- Sponsors: Lummi Nation, Sierra Club, Earth Ministry
More Totem Pole journey stops:
10/13/17, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
10/14/17, University Congregational UCC, Seattle WA
10 /15/17, Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma WA
10/16/17, Vancouver Community Library, Vancouver WA
10/17/17, Ecotrust, Portland OR
10/23/17, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA