December 4, 2014 – 7:00 pm
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham (map)
Join us as Lummi elder and Master Carver Jewell James and other members of the Totem Pole Journey share with us their successes and stories from the journey. Learn about how the journey brought the message of our shared responsibility toward the Earth and each other to communities in the Dakota territory, Montana, Washington, British Columbia and Alberta.
Witness, through the photography of James Leder, the videos of Fred Lane and the oral narrative of Jewell James and others, the coming together of both native and settler communities for a common purpose — to educate and motivate all of us to reject the fossil fuel industry’s continued destruction of the land, air, water, and communities. The journeyers will offer stories and lessons from the extraction communities to the proposed ports, and provide paths forward for making a difference both locally and globally.
Learn how the lessons from the journey and the communities it visited can be cherished and applied to move beyond a past and present of colonial oppression and bring about a safer, healthier, and ultimately more just future.
The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship will also collect a freewill offering to help Totem Pole Journey videographer Fred Lane complete a documentary film of the journey.