The House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation have been traveling with a 3,000 pound carved killer whale totem to raise awareness about the plight of killer whale, or orca, one of the Lummi’s most revered relations. Qw’e lh’ol mechen, the Lummi word for killer whale, translates to “our people that live under the sea”.
The Lummi Nation invites your participation in a gathering dedicated to the return of Toketei, a killer whale in captivity, and to the survival and revival of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population that live in the Salish Sea Puget Sound. Critically endangered, the Salish Sea orcas are vital for the health of the sea and our ecosystem.
Join this event for a viewing of the totem pole and a program featuring speakers, performances, and a totem pole blessing. Find out more at Sacred Sea.
Free and open to the public.