Due to losses in the Lummi community the Salish Sea Speaker event for Winter Quarter has been respectively canceled.
We hope to reschedule this talk in the Spring.
Salish Sea Speaker - Winter 2018
Lummi Nation Hereditary Chief Tsi’li’xw (Bill James) and Su'hun'up Hussmeen (Troy Olsen)
Chief Tsi’li’xw (Bill James) - photo by Matika Wilbur
Su'hun'up Hussmeen (Troy Olsen) - photo by Hannah Gabrielson
Lummi Nation Hereditary Chief Tsi’li’xw (Bill James) and Su'hun'up Hussmeen (Troy Olsen) of Lummi Nation will be this quarter's Salish Sea Speakers on March 8th. They will speak about the Salish Sea through the lens of weaving – discussing the importance of cedar and wool in Coast Salish weavings and traditional Reef Net fishing. Both Chief Tsi’li’xw and Su'hun'up Hussmeen are master weavers.
This talk will also be presented at the Northwest Indian College earlier on the same day (12-2:00 in the Log Building (7a), with lunch provided) and is in recognition of Billy Frank Jr. Day (March 9th).
The Salish Sea Speaker is a joint production between the Northwest Indian College and Huxley College of the Environment.
This talk is co-sponsored by WWU's Native American Student Union and Justice Speaks.
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