Jeremiah “Jay” Julius, Member of Lummi Nation Tribal Council and Fisherman
Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point) is a sacred landscape in NW Washington that has deep spiritual and cultural significance to the people of the Lummi Nation. Overlooking the world-famous San Juan Islands, it includes ancient reef-net sites and a 3,500 year-old village site. The Hereditary Chief of the Lummi Nation, tsilixw (Bill James), describes it as the “home of the Ancient Ones.” Coal interests plan to construct North America's largest coal export terminal on this site. Jay Julius will address the impacts a proposed coal terminal would have on the environment, treaty fishing rights and spiritual values; and share the Lummi response of a Totem Pole Journey to raise awareness and opposition to a coal terminal.
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