Netse Mot: One Mind for Xw’ullemy (the Salish Sea)
Postponed due to coronavirus. New date TBA.
North Steps of the State Capitol Building, Olympia, WA
Netse Mot for Xw’ullemy means “One heart, one mind for the Salish Sea.” At Netse Mot 2020, people from all walks of life will gather together to support Indigenous-led efforts to save the Salish Sea.
The Salish Sea is in a state of emergency. The salmon runs are disappearing, qwe’lhol’mechen (the killer whales) are dying, and people are suffering. We wish to impress upon the government and upon the public that we must act now and that we must act together to heal the Salish Sea. We are all connected, we all share one heart and one mind in this regard.
The people who have lived in a reciprocal relationship with this place since time immemorial have the ancestral knowledge of how to best take care of this place. Netse Mot is an inclusive event that underscores the need for Indigenous leadership and ancestral Native teachings.
Netse Mot will be celebrated annually from now on. This year’s inaugural event will take place at the Washington State Capitol, bringing Indigenous leadership to the heart of Washington State power.
The event will include a ceremonial invocation, the reading of a Netse Mot Proclamation, words from Salish Sea area Tribal leaders, action tables, and a Netse Mot unity circle with drumming and song. Wear blue; bring blue.
When: was scheduled for March 21, now postponed, new date TBA
Where: North Steps of the Washington State Capitol building in Olympia.
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The Sovereignty and Treaty Protection Office of Lummi Nation is organizing this event with the support of a number of allied non-profit organizations: Sierra Club, 350 Seattle, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Stand, Earth Ministries, Mosquito Fleet, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation and more TBA.