Frances Charles, Chairwoman of Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, speaks before the Standing Rock Tribal council

Frances Charles, Chairwoman of Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, speaks before the Standing Rock Tribal council during a visit from the delegation of Coast Salish and Washington Tribes showing support and solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their resistance to the DAPL pipeline project.
 
Though the Standing Rock protector camps have stopped construction at the camp site, DAPL construction is ongoing all around for miles upon miles. To support the Standing Rock camps, please visit the site linked in the post below. 

Visit to DAPL pipeline construction site outside Standing Rock

As we left the Standing Rock protector camps against the DAPL pipeline projects, we stopped by the location of the direct action of the day prior that saw two protectors (not protestors) lock down to construction equipment while 50 others stood in solidarity, effectively halting construction at the site for the day. One thing to remember is that, though the Standing Rock resistance has halted pipeline construction at the Cannonball River camp locations, construction for this multi-billion dollar pipeline is ongoing all around the camp, for miles and miles and miles. Here are some quick words from master carver Jewell James, as we stood where the pipeline crossed Highway 6. Forgive the noise, it continues to be a very windy day:

To learn more about the Standing Rock protector camps, click the image below:

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Photos from Nancy Bleck

Photographer Nancy Bleck, who lives in Vancouver, is traveling along the Totem Journey this year, alongside Rueben George, Cedar Parker and Phil Lane. She has been shooting great photos for the journey and if you click the image below you can visit her site and see a gallery of images from a few days ago:

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Attendees of the Sandpoint, ID Blessing share their thoughts on the Totem Pole Journey

Sandpoint City Council President Shannon Williamson, who also is the Executive Director of Lake Pend Orielle Waterkeeper, shares some reflections at the Lummi Totem Pole Journey blessing ceremony in Sandpoint on August 28th, 2016.

Photographer Lynne Buchanan, who has roots in Florida and has focused on water issues with her work, shares some reflections at the Lummi Totem Pole Journey blessing ceremony in Sandpoint on August 28th, 2016.

Bellingham resident and community organizer Herb Goodwin shares some thoughts along the shores of Lake Pend Orielle during the Sandpoint blessing ceremony of the 2016 Totem Pole Journey. Herb was in town for two events, the other being a kayaktivist protest of the fossil fuel rail shipments coming through Sandpoint.