Lummi-naries

“The Red Road to D.C.” is winding through Durango. Next week, the Lummi Nation, of Washington State, will be stopping through town with its 24-foot totem pole en route from the West Coast Washington to the East Coast one. 

The cross-country tour is meant to highlight Indigenous-led efforts to protect sacred lands, waters and wildlife that are imperiled by dams, extractive industries and climate change. The tour is stopping at sacred and cultural places along the way in an effort to honor, unite and empower communities. Upon arrival in D.C., the totem pole will be gifted to the White House and Congress.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness will be hosting the tour at Fort Lewis College from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tues., June 29. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the Lummi Nation and how it is seeking to raise awareness of Indigenous issues and the need for all people to protect sacred places and the environment.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. Since its creation in 1989, Broads has grown to more than 8,000 members and supporters in nearly 40 Broadbands (chapters) in 15 states across the country. For more information, go to www.greatoldbroads.org

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