KWEL HOY': A Totem Pole Journey.... In September, the Lummi community is undertaking a Totem Pole Journey to raise awareness and opposition to a proposed coal terminal on their sacred lands. |
They journey from Montana, where the coal is mined, through the Columbia Gorge where the coal is be transported, and then on up to British Columbia.
The ceremony in Portland was held at Cathedral Park and featured speakers from communities of faith, the director of Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, as well as a Lummi elder. This video is of Lummi elder Jewel James.
Jewel James, Lummi Elder