Idaho Conservation League and LPOW present: "Our Sacred Obligation"
Our Sacred Obligation is a documentary film about the 2014 Totem Pole Journey hosted by the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation. The totem pole's creation and its 22 day-long journey connected tribal nations and non-native communities along the proposed coal-train path to Xwe’chienXen, the ancient Lummi village site and burial ground—and the proposed site for a coal terminal near Bellingham, Washington.
After the screening we will provide an update on the upcoming May 26 Spokane hearing for the proposed Millennium Bulk coal terminal in Longview, WA. Learn about the draft environmental impact statement process and how you can participate in the hearing, submit effective comments and get an update on the Northwest coal fights in general.
The Millennium coal terminal would bring an estimated 44 million tons of coal through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area and Vancouver, Wash., every year. This would result in an increase of 18 coal trains every day—all of which would be open-topped and result in more coal dust contamination in our air and water.
Stay tuned for a chance to meet the Lummi people and totem pole carvers when the fourth ceremonial totem pole comes to Sandpoint on Aug 28, during the Lummi Nation's fourth Totem Pole Journey!
Details: Thursday, May 12th 7:00 - 9:00 pm Little Panida 300 N. 1st Ave., Sandpoint