Idle No More ~ Protect the Sacred Washington!
Monday August 11, 2014 from 11 am – 1:30 pm
In solidarity with Protect the Sacredness of the Salish Sea: With the possibility of coal terminals being built in Longview and on the great Lummi Nation’s sacred burial ground we face unfathomable risk to our health, land, water, and all of life in the Salish Sea. Thousands of coal trains, tar sands/oil trains and tankers would come through Washington State!
The beach we will be at is a sacred gathering place of the Coast Salish people. We will stand in solidarity with all our brothers and sisters as we honor our ancestors, and recommit ourselves as stewards of this land for us and future generations.
Please join us in prayer, song, and light lunch. Bring your drums, rattles, and water from your area for a Water Blessing, canoe landing, jam session, and a symbolic blocking of the trains.
You are invited to join us in a paddle to the Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park, (at the waterfront) 2901 Western Ave, Seattle WA 98121. If you bring your canoe please meet at Alki Beach at the Don Armeni Boat Launch, 1222 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 between 9:00 – 9:30 am. The canoes will leave at 10 am for the Sculpture Park. Please contact Mike Evans if you need directions and information at (253) 350-7118.
MC: Paul Cheoketen Wagner
Opening Prayer & Welcoming: Ken Workman – Duwamish
Canoe landing and protocol: Ken Workman – Duwamish
Blessing Song: The Blue Heron Heritage Canoe Family
Laverne Lane – Lummi
Deborah Saluskin – Puyallup
Carlo Voli – 350 Seattle
Ross Gibbs – Native Youth Activist
Bill Moyer – Backbone Campaign
Freddy Lane – Lummi
Linda Soriano -Lummi
Randy Peters Sr. – Tsawwassen First Nation
Water Blessing: Sweetwater Nannauck
Procession to the train tracks for symbolic blockade, prayers, and songs
Elder ending prayer –
For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/330560173776613/
We stand in solidarity with the Coast Salish tribes, Idle No More Washington, Protect the Sacred, Backbone Campaign, and 350 Seattle.
Sweetwater Nannauck (206) 245-5621 cell