Sacred Sea: for a living Salish Sea

Since time immemorial, Lhaqtemish (the Lummi people) have lived in balance with Xwullemy (the Salish Sea bioregion). We have worked to protect this place, our sovereignty, treaty rights, sacred ground, heritage economies and traditional lifeways.  Our Salish Sea Campaign is focused on the health of salmon, qwe ‘lhol mechen (orca), and the waters. The Salish Sea is our sacred sea, and it is our Xa Xalh Xechnging (sacred obligation) to help heal and revitalize it.

Get involved

Come by land or by water to a gathering to protect Xwu’llemy (the Salish Sea) on September 27, 2019 at Blaine’s Marine Park. Details here.

If you would like to be part of our efforts, please consider attending one of our events, subscribing to our email list (button at the bottom of this page), or making a tax-deductible donation. Your contributions directly fund our Salish Sea Campaign. Hy’shqe (thank you). 

One of our projects is the repatriation of Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut (also known as Lolita and Tokitae). She is a qwe’lhol’mechen who was violently taken from L-pod in 1970, and has been held at Miami Seaquarium ever since. Lummi Nation is committed to safely bringing her home to the Salish Sea and reuniting her with her mother and family. To do this, we are working with The Orca Network, The Whale Sanctuary Project and others.

Organizations involved in direct action against the Trans Mountain Pipeline: Protect the Inlet, Coast Protectors,,,  Sierra Club BC, Greenpeace Canada.

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Protect and Revitalize the Salish Sea

Your tax-deductible donations will directly fund the Salish Sea Campaign of Lummi Nation's Sovereignty and Treaty Protection Office. We are working to repatriate Tokitae, advocate for our qwe 'lhol mechen, replenish salmon runs, and defend the sanctity of the Salish Sea. Your love will help spread our message. Hy’shqe!




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