Sep 25 2013

TOTEM POLE JOURNEY – WELCOME HOME

The following is an announcement from Lummi on the upcoming Totem Pole Journey event at Northwest Indian College and at Cherry Point.  All events and activities are open to the public.  This is an important event for Lummi Nation and we strongly encourage you to show your support by attending both events.

 Totem Pole Journey to Fight Big Coal

The Kwel hoy’ Totem Pole Journey is a 1,700-mile, 16-day trip following the coal train rail lines from the Powder River Basin to British Columbia. The Journey-Goal is to raise awareness of the cultural, spiritual, social, and environmental consequences of the proposed transport, storage, and shipment of coal on Pacific Northwest Communities.

 FROM LUMMI NATION – JOIN US IN WELCOMING AND BLESSING THIS SACRED JOURNEY!

WHEN: Friday, September 27, 2013

   12:00 noon – 4:00 PM

       WHERE:     Northwest Indian College – Parking available on-campus – www.nwic.edu (Parking Lot behind St. Joachim Church)

AGENDA:           

  • Meet & Greet Carvers
  • Invocation, Al Scott Johnny
  • Welcome by Candice Wilson, Vice Chair, Lummi Indian Business Council, & Justin Guillory, NWIC President
  • Blessing Song by Solomon Family
  • Interfaith Solidarity Statement, Deborah Cruz and Rev. Karen Bloomquist
  • Lummi Fisherman: Jay Julius, Elden Hillaire, Larry & Ellie Kinley, John Felix, Vernon Lane II, Rena Priest

4:30PM –   Leave NWIC and Caravan with Totem Pole for a Blessing at Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point)

5:00PM –   Blessing Ceremony and Water Ceremony

6:30 PM –   Depart from Cherry Point

Driving directions to Northwest Indian College:  Head West on Slater Road (Towards Barleans Seafood).  Left on Haxton Way.  Left on Kwina Rd.  Parking on both sides.

Driving Directions to Xwe chi’eXen:  Head West on Slater Road (Towards Barleans Seafood).  Right on Lake Terrell Road.  Left on Mountain View Road.  Follow Y to the right on Rainbow Road.  Follow Straight, it turns into Henry Road.  Left on Gulf Road/Powder Plant Road.  Parking Attendants On-Site

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