Program

Fire and Food Sovereignty

For thousands of years tribes across California and the world have used intentional burns to renew local food, basketry, medicinal and cultural resources, create habitat for animals, and reduce the risk of larger, more dangerous wildfires. This panel discussion will provide insights on the relationship between fire and food sovereignty.

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Energy Democracy and the Green New Deal

Wildfires, hurricanes, famines, and the pandemic – we live on a planet already in deep ecological crisis, with worse to come if today’s climate inaction, soaring inequality, and state violence continue. To shift things and win a just transition, we need ambitious planning and abundant struggle. This panel features activists and thinkers whose work is helping to move the fight for energy democracy forward.

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Whale People: Outdoor Exhibition + IMAX-Style Film

This outdoor exhibition and IMAX-style film features a 3,000 pound killer whale totem, underwater orca footage, multi-channel projections, and footage from the First Nations-led protests against the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline. Join us for its debut at Lummi Nation with a program featuring speakers dedicated to the protection of the Salish Sea and the orcas who call it home.

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Standing in Solidarity with Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut

50 years ago, Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut was violently abducted from her orca family and Salish Sea home, transported to Miami and placed in a tiny concrete tank. Bringing her home will help heal her orca and Lummi families and the Salish Sea. It will be a step in upholding the rights of Indigenous Peoples throughout the world who are working to protect their homes, their relations, and their ancestral ways.

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