Those of us who live here in Whatcom County, Washington, reside on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people who have lived here since time immemorial. The waters, lands, and air are imbued with their spirit.
As the creator of Noisy Waters Northwest, I felt an urgent need to let loose the words of many people in our community who would protect these sacred lands, waters, and the lifeforms upon and within them. There is much information and insight into important matters that have a strong impact on our community that is largely unheralded in our local mainstream media and often the places where this information is to be seen or heard is hard to search out and find. It is my aim at Noisy Waters Northwest to begin to let these voices rise from the deep, to release them and allow them make a roar loud enough for multitudes to hear, process, act upon, and add to the force of their own voices.
I give thanks to the Lummi Nation and the native language of their people for the inspiration for the blog site name. I give thanks to this beautiful portion of planet earth where we live and to the noisy waters that sound in our ears.
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