On Monday, August 24, from 5:30 to 8 pm, members of the Lummi Nation will be blessing a new totem at St. Philip Neri Parish. The Portland Raging Grannies are honored to support the efforts of the Lummi Nation to protect their sacred burial grounds (Xwe’chi’eXen), their environment, and their fishing rights from the threat of the Gateway Terminal and resulting desecration of the burial grounds, polluting coal trains, environmental pollution, and loss of fish population.
The Lummi people are the original inhabitants of Washington’s northernmost coast and southern British Columbia. For thousands of years, they have worked, struggled, and celebrated life on the shores and waters of Puget Sound.
The members of the Portland Raging Grannies are devoted to the various battles to protect the Earth from the ravages of the fossil fuel industry. We hail the Lummi and other indigenous peoples as leaders in this struggle and appreciate the power the Lummi possess in treaty rights and in the Boldt decision regarding fishing rights.
Therefore, the Portland Raging Grannies support the efforts of the Lummi Nation, and to honor and support the work of the Lummi Nation, we are making a monetary gift to the Lummi Nation to help them continue their work.
All are welcome to the spirit filled event at 16th and Division in SE Portland. There is plenty of parking and you can also take the #4 bus.