23 Aug '16, 4pm

Lummi Nation Prepares Totem Pole Journey to Continue Highlighting Fossil Fuel Risks

Lummi Nation Prepares Totem Pole Journey to Continue Highlighting Fossil Fuel Risks

The Lummi Nation may have won a major victory in their long struggle to block a coal export terminal slated for their treaty protected fishing grounds in Washington state, but they aren’t finished raising awareness about the threats fossil fuels pose to their region. This week, Lummi tribal members will embark once again on a Totem Pole Journey , a profound and powerful expedition through communities threatened by fossil fuel development and export. And as they travel, the Lummi will continue to shine a light on the risks of fossil fuels and unite with partners including environmental organizations, faith groups, indigenous communities and community leaders. This year’s Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers 4,865-mile Totem Pole Journey will not only celebrate recent progress, especially the decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to deny the permit for a coal export termina...

Full article: http://www.sierraclub.org/compass/2016/08/lummi-nation-pr...

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