Whale People: Outdoor Exhibition + IMAX-Style Film
Dedicated to the protection of the Salish Sea and the orcas who call it home, 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. We’ll start with a program featuring Lummi leaders who can speak to the latest efforts in the campaign to protect the sea, the orcas, the salmon, Indigenous lifeways and treaty rights, and in the context of the climate and biodiversity crises, our collective future.
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.
Like The Waters, We Rise: Climate Justice in Print
The Natural History Museum is pleased to take part in this group exhibition Like the Waters, We Rise, featuring a selection of print-based work that documents the contemporary Climate Justice Movement (2005-present), which is in truth a movement made up of movements, illuminating the many struggles, flashpoints, and victories by which communities have taken collective action.
The Occupation of Alcatraz
A conversation with two original Alcatraz Occupiers about the context in which the Occupation occurred; energy and intent behind the Occupation; immediate impacts of the Occupation on policy, politics and culture in Indian Country; and reasons the Occupation is equally relevant 50 years later. Moderator Julian Brave NoiseCat (Canin Lake Band Tsq’escen), Narrative Change Director for The Natural History Museum, will also discuss contemporary Indigenous activism.