Mr. Jay Julius

Legacy of the Treaty and Sacred Obligations: Visions of Xwe’chi’eXen

The Lummi Nation is one of 47 tribes in the Northwest that oppose the proposal to ship coal from Wyoming to Asia. The project proposes building the largest terminal in North America at Cherry Point just outside Bellingham, Washington. Inhabited by the Lummi for 4,000 years, Cherry Point is sacred ground to the Lummi. In addition to violating this ancient site, the project would also mean the end of fishing as a cultural lifeway for the Lummi. Mr. Julius will describe why as a matter of honor, principle, and sacred obligation, their fight is important to people around the globe.