2015 Hood River, OR Blessing Stop

Tuesday, 25 August – HOOD RIVER, OR:
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Riverside Community Church (4th and State), Hood River

Guest Speakers

Hood River Mayor Paul Blackburn
Lana Jack of Celilo Village, Columbia River Indian Center
Charley Boonstra, Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network
Jewell James, Master Carver, Lummi Elder and Journey Lead
Douglas James, Lummi Elder and Journey member
Peter Cornelison, Friends of the Gorge
Rev. Vicky Stifter of GEM
Brent Vandenheuvel, Executive Director of Columbia Riverkeeper

Blessing Offerings

Rev. John Boonstra

Photos by Paul Anderson

Videos from Hood River, OR by Fred Lane

The Lummi Totem Pole Journey visits Riverside Community Church in Hood River, OR on the voyage to bring this years totem to the Northern Cheyenne, where a giant new coal mine has been proposed. The Lummi Nation is home to the proposed Cherry Point coal port, which would become the largest coal port in North America. Thanks to all our hosts for making this possible and to the Hood River community for a wonderful Blessing:

TUES Aug 25, 2015 • Hood River OR • Update and arrival

Jewell James

Freddy Lane

Charley Boonstra

Mayor Paul Blackburn

Voices from Hood River, OR by Matt Fuller

This soundcloud playlist features a couple handfuls of voices from blessing and ceremony stops along our journey. Keep it bookmarked, as the playlist will grow as we talk to more and more community members along the way…

Interview with Master Carver Jewell James – KBOO Community RadioVideo interview with Jewell James and Pastor