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Also known as Xwe’chi’eXen

Congress Members Seek to Undermine Lummi Nation’s Request For GPT Permit Denial

Featured image: The 22-foot western cedar totem pole, which features animals and symbols important to the Northern Cheyenne people was created by Master Carver and Lummi Elder Jewell James and the House of Tears carvers, of the Lummi Nation. The totem pole is a gift from the Lummi Nation to members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe … Continue reading Congress Members Seek to Undermine Lummi Nation’s Request For GPT Permit Denial

The Ugly Underbelly of Corporations’ Pursuit of a Coal Terminal

Featured image: September 21, 2012: Members of the Lummi Nation protest the proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point by burning a large check stamped “Non-Negotiable.” The tribe says they want to protect the natural and cultural heritage of the site.  Photo by Indian Country Today Media Network. By Sandy Robson / Coal Stop The Lynden Tribune newspaper … Continue reading The Ugly Underbelly of Corporations’ Pursuit of a Coal Terminal

Lummi Tribal Leaders Rally in D.C. Against Nation’s Largest Coal Terminal

By Vincent Schilling / Indian Country Today Media Network Lummi tribal leaders and members gathered last Thursday in Washington, D.C. to express concerns about treaty violations related to the proposed coal terminal and train railway for Cherry Point, Washington. In addition to the Lummi Nation, tribal members and leaders from the Tulalip, Swinomish, Quinault, Lower Elwha Klallam, … Continue reading Lummi Tribal Leaders Rally in D.C. Against Nation’s Largest Coal Terminal

Coal’s Dark Alliance Defames Lummi Nation

NATIVE AMERICAN TREATY RIGHTS UNDER ATTACK By Sandy Robson, Coal Stop On her September 12, 2015 program, Whatcom Tea Party board member and host for the weekly “Saturday Morning Live” (SML) talk radio show on KGMI, Kris Halterman, interviewed Northwest Jobs Alliance (NWJA) President Brad Owens. Halterman’s program afforded Owens a platform to promote the same … Continue reading Coal’s Dark Alliance Defames Lummi Nation

Lummi Nation Chairman Ballew to Senator Daines: ‘That Day is No More’

Editor’s Note: An original, unabridged version of this article is available at Coal Stop.  You can read more and sign up for updates on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at their website. By Sandy Robson / Intercontinental Cry United States Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) is on a mission to do whatever it takes to get the Gateway Pacific Terminal … Continue reading Lummi Nation Chairman Ballew to Senator Daines: ‘That Day is No More’

Lummi Nation Escalates in the Fight Against Coal Exports

The Lummi Nation has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a permit to build a proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point, citing significant impacts to treaty rights and irreparable damage to important crab and salmon fisheries as well as an ancestral village site. “We have a sacred obligation to protect this … Continue reading Lummi Nation Escalates in the Fight Against Coal Exports

Northwest Port Expansions will Fuel Coal Industry’s Contributions to Mass Extinction

In the arid Powder River Basin of Northern Wyoming and Southern Montana, the long roots of sagebrush draw water from deep beneath the soil. The ability to access water in this way makes sagebrush an important star of the Basin's biotic constellation. Species of grasses and herbs are allowed to thrive on the moisture that the sagebrush draws toward the surface. ... Continue reading →

Lummi and non-Indian fishers assemble fleet in opposition to coal terminal plan

By Terri Hansen / Intercontinental Cry A fleet of boats piloted by Native and non-Native fishers gathered today in the waters off Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point, Wash.) to stand with the Lummi Nation in opposition to the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal at Xwe’chi’eXen. “We have to say ‘no’ to the coal terminal project,” said Cliff … Continue reading Lummi and non-Indian fishers assemble fleet in opposition to coal terminal plan