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.