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Indigenous PeoplesCollective Knowledge& Shared History

At Lummi Seafood Market and as Indigenous people of the land and waterways, we would like to share a collection of educational videos and information that help bring awareness, historical context, current challenges and curiosity to Indigenous-Native peoples in the Pacific Northwest Region, and including how we relate to the indigenous peoples around the globe. The information collected are a mixture of links, articles, pictures, literature, documentaries, videos and more. Please know this page is just a start and is an evolving collection. Also, let us know if you have any recommended contributions to this collection that we can share with other followers and supporters. We are more than happy to share. Email:

Hy'shqe \^/ #ThankYou to those who have captured their knowledge to share with the rest of the world and to those who are learn with an open mind and heart about the beautiful and diverse cultures in the Pacific Northwest territories.


By Althea Wilson

Chief Tsilixw Bill James explains life at the village on the Nooksack river in an extended interview from Revitalizing Cultural Knowledge Honoring Sacred Water, the Oral History of the Nooksack River 2018 Producer/Editor Althea Wilson Dr. Emma Norman Northwest Indian College, BSNES National Science Foundation Nooksack River Project


By Freddie Lane for Children of the Setting Sun Productions

Qwel lhol mech ten • The people that live under the water

Introduction to Qwel lhol mech ten (the black fish aka killer whale) when in 1970, 8-baby black fish were stolen from the Salish Sea 'L' Pod family of the Qwel lhol mech ten, 'the people that live under the water.' Lolita's story chronicles the oral tradition told by Chief Tsilixw (Bill James), hereditary chief of the Xwlemi' (or Lummi) people whose usual and accustomed territories includes (what is known today) as the San Juan Islands. Lolita is the last surviving orca being held captive by Palace Entertainment's Seaquarium in Miami FL. Help us help her come back to her homewaters of the Salish Sea.


Our Rights: Indigenous Youth on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Voices on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Developed by First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth from across Canada who participated in the language of their choice, this video promotes their perspectives on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

For more information, go to:,aspirational%20and%20not%20legally%20binding.


The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

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