To Our Honorable Guest,
We are extending a very special invitation for you to gather with us for a Traditional Crab feast to support, learn about, and celebrate the upcoming Paddle to Lummi Gathering and the work of Threading Connections. This dinner event provides you with an important opportunity to come together and hear from community Leaders about the vital environmental issues we face to restore and protect the Salish Sea together.
When: Thursday, February 21
Where: YWCA Ballroom (1026 North Forest St, Bellingham, WA)
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Donation: $30 per person (suggested)
Event Background: The Lummi Nation is hosting the intertribal canoe journey; Paddle to Lummi 2019 SQWESHENET TSE SCHELANGEN “Protecting Our Way of Life.” It will be held July 24th – 28th and at least 60 traveling canoes from Coast Salish territory are expected with more than 6,000 estimated people coming to Lummi Nation homelands.
To assist with the gifting tradition that is part of this journey, Threading Connections, a Lummi-led group of community members, will sew and decorate bags for canoe paddles and drums for Paddle participants. Our intention is to further a healthy community that recognizes the strengths of Lummi people since time immemorial and our interconnection in sustaining, honoring and protecting the traditional lands and waters of this region.
We are honored to have a panel of speakers at this event who will be addressing the critical issue of climate change. It is with great pleasure and honor to be announcing we will have an additional special guest panelist, the Honorable President of Quinalt Nation Fawn Sharp will be joining Jay Julius, Chairman of the Lummi Indian Business Council and fisherman; Dana Wilson, Lummi Fish Commission member, fisherman, and Lummi Nation ambassador on the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline project; Johnny Felix, Lummi Indian Business Council and fisherman; Steve Solomon, Welcoming Chairman of the Lummi Fish Commission; Lawrence Solomon (Happy), Lummi Indian Business Council; and Shannon Wright, Executive Director, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. We are pleased to have the Lummi Blackhawk Singers and Dancers presenting songs, dances and drumming at the event as well.
This gathering will provide a powerful opportunity to support the interconnected work our community is engaged in to protect and address the environmental impacts affecting the waters, land, and air that we share and love. Proceeds from the event will go to support the purchase of materials the Threading Connections Committee needs to create the Paddle participant bags.
We look forward to seeing you at this special event. Please RSVP to reserve your seat: firstname.lastname@example.org. UPDATE as of 2/10/19: TICKET SALES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. To make a general donation to support Threading Connections, please click on the yellow donation button.
Hy’shqe (Thank you)
Althea Wilson and the Threading Connections Committee
UPDATE Sunday, 2/10/2019:
Ticket sales are currently closed.
Please contact email@example.com for more information about availability and to add your name to the wait list.
You can also make a tax-deductible general donation to support Threading Connections. (This will not be considered a ticket purchase.)