totem poles

Coal Export Protests
6:40 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Lummi Tribal Carver Takes Giant Totem Pole On "Healing" Journey

Right now there is a 22-foot-long totem pole on the back of a truck heading up I-5 from Seattle. It's come all the way from the coal mines of Montana's Powder River Basin and will finish its journey north of Vancouver, B.C. The totem pole represents tribal opposition to coal exports in the region. There are 2 proposed coal terminals in Washington and one in Oregon. The largest one could be built next to the Lummi tribal lands north of Bellingham, Washington. The coal would arrive by train and then be shipped to Asia.

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Native American Protests
6:17 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Totem To Protest Coal Facilities Visits Spokane

An example of these totem poles created by the Lummi Nation’s House of Tears Carvers was erected in the Congressional Cemetery of Washington D.C.
Credit Elvert Barnes

A Native American ceremony was held in Riverfront Park in Spokane Friday to protest plans for coal shipping terminals on the west coast.

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