Citizens Beware… / Noisy Waters Northwest, Corky Nouveau

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Click the graphic to view the complete August 7, 2018 Primary Election sample ballot on the Whatcom County website

July 24, 2018  Corky Nouveau

Citizens Beware…

Those were the last words that Jewell James gave to those of us who attended the recent Bears Ears totem pole blessing at the Bellingham Unitarian Church. Those words concluded a wide-ranging discourse full of wisdom and warning. Needless to say, the Natives who have long suffered at the hands of Washington State’s repressive state and local law enforcement agencies know of what they speak. Citizens beware, be aware, be wary…. Continue reading

5,000 Mile Tribal Journey to Oppose Expanding Fossil Fuel Exports from West Coast / Press Release, Our Shared Responsibility: A Totem Pole Journey

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First coats of paint.  Photo credit, Paul Anderson

13 hrs August 6, 2016  Media Contact, Paul Anderson

lummitotempolejourney@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2016

Bellingham (WA) On August 23 the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will begin a 5,000-mile trip across the western United States and Canada with a 22-foot long totem pole to bring attention to proposed fossil fuel terminals, oil trains, coal trains, and oil pipelines and the threat they pose to tribes and local communities.

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Comment regarding Council member Carl Weimer’s proposed changes (in Chapter 2) / Facebook post, Sj Robson

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Page three of Sandy’s suggested revisions of Council Member Weimer’s edits of Chapter 2 Land Use for Whatcom County’s Comprehensive plan.  All pages of Sandy’s suggested revisions are available to view in the post below.

33 mins  July 7, 2016  Sandy Robson

I hope those of you reading this post will review the changes I proposed to our County’s Comprehensive Plan relating to Council member Carl Weimer’s proposed changes (in Chapter 2), and if you agree that the changes I suggested would be important to include in our County Comp Plan, I encourage you to submit a comment to the County Council [at council@co.whatcom.wa.us ] supporting my suggested changes. The next Council meeting at which Council member Weimer’s proposed changes will be considered is July 12th. Continue reading

Lummi Chairman Tim Ballew II speaks on the future of Xwe’chi’eXen at Bellingham City Club / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access video of the June 22, 2016 Bellingham City Club luncheon forum event.

June 25, 2016  Dena Jensen

I was fortunate to be able to attend the premiere summer event of the City Club After Dark that was held at Boundary Bay Brewery’s “Mountain Room.”  The topic was, “What’s the Future of Cherry Point?” Continue reading

Kwel Hoy’! Army Corps denies shoreline permit for Cherry Point / Cascadia Weekly, Tim Johnson and Bob Simmons

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Tim Johnson and Bob Simmons

The long, long coal train has come to a halt.

Years ago, Lummi Nation declared Kwel Hoy’!, “We Draw the Line,” and vowed the coal trains would not unload at their fishing grounds and sacred burial site, Xwe’chieXen. They called upon the federal government to honor its treaty to protect those heritage assets. Continue reading