Exploring An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the U.S. with Fred Lane, Lummi Nation (Zoom)
Fredrick Lane (Totem Pole Journeys tour manager) Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers, will speak about their work using Totem Poles around the country.
Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers is based in Bellingham, WA and is renown for its Totem Pole Journeys. The House carves Totem Poles and gifts them to Tribes and Nations across the North American continent. “The protection of Indigenous sacred places, Ancestors, cultural items, medicines, and cultural ways of life are paramount, and Native Nations’, traditional societies’, ceremonial grounds’, and Indigenous spiritual leaders’ authority on these matters must be given full weight and center around Indigenous free, prior, and informed consent. These are matters that pertain to: our self-determination; our families, past, present, and future; and our ability to practice our ways of life. They represent a sacred duty and traditional law, which are indigenous to these lands.
Open to Adults and Youth (Jr. High and up)
This class will be monthly. If you are interested in getting a copy of the book “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, please contact Reverend Tom (firstname.lastname@example.org). The class is free to members. For non-members the cost of the class is $15 (which you can pay through the donation tab on the uumiami.org website).
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link. You only need to register once.Spiritual
Past Speakers List (Here is a link to the Playlist)
January: Gregg Deal, artist and activist
February: Kara Dawne Zemel on the Plight of Indigenous Women. Kara Dawne Zemel – Kariwaiens is from the Kanien’keha:ka Nation (Mohawk Nation) at Kahnawake, just outside of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She has served of the Youth Council and Board of Directors of Quebec Native Women, written for The Eastern Door Newspaper, and has worked as a librarian and now records manager for her community.
March: Dina Gilio-Whitaker on the history of Negative Environmental Impact on Indigenous Peoples
April: Betsy Osceola- grandmother of Miccosukee and Seminole origin and minder of the Everglades