Wednesday, March 8, 2017

STOP the PIPELINES/Start the Music

Monday March 13th
Benefit for Unist’ot’ten Camp 
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship: 1207 Ellsworth St
Freda Huson Spokesperson of the Unist'ot'en Camp, Dini Ze Smogelgem, and Unist'ot'en Hereditairy chiefs Weli - Catherine, Lht'at'en - Doris, Maskibu - Helen will be in Bellingham as part of their "Stop the Pipelines, Start the Music Tour". 
The event is a fundraiser dinner with live music to raise funds for the third phase of the Healing Center at the Unist'ot'en Camp. The Healing Center is a three-story lodge dedicated to healing from the impacts of colonization. It sits in the direct GPS coordinates of multiple proposed pipelines that the Unist'ot'en Clan have been directly stopping for the past 8 years. 
Freda and Smogelgem are incredible leaders and amazing speakers. This is the first time they have traveled with elders and hereditary chiefs from their nation. Getting to hear these people speak is a rare opportunity you won't want to miss! 
Dinner will begin at 6 pm, the speaking and music portion of the event will begin at 7 pm! $20 dollar suggested donation at the door. Artists include Tim McHugh, Zaia Grace and more! There will also be a silent auction! 
The event is sponsored by the Bellingham NoDAPL Coalition, and co-sponsored by the Bellingham Unitarian Environmental and Social Justice Committee
Limited Seating PLEASE MAKE Reservations: Call Andrew Eckels at 206 272 0154 or email

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tracing from Time Immemorial to the Present: Lummi Service and Stone Marker Dedication

The stone marker acknowledging the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) peoples is complete and has been installed on one side of the stairwell off Ellsworth St.  There will be a dedication on Sunday, January 15, 2017 after the service and will be followed by a potluck lunch. The service, with Lummi leadership and musicians, will be on the topic of the lives of the Lhaq’temish people (the many tribes from this region whose names end in “ish”—which also includes Lummi) from time immemorial, through European contact, treaties, the Boldt decision, and looking into the future.  The service is a collaboration with the Lummi Youth Canoe Family, the Jefferson Sisters, Lummi Councilmember Travis Brockie, and Candice Wilson.  The service will include excerpts from Father Pat Twohy’s Beginnings: A Meditation on Coast Salish Lifeways, and the “Survivors of the Flood,” story and song. Lummi Councilmember Brockie will touch on the Point Elliott Treaty, and the Boldt Decision.