Kwel Hoy Totem Pole Journey

Kwel Hoy Totem Pole Journey


Our hands are out to each and every one of you especially the children that’s taken this breath of time out of your lives to be here today What we’re doing at this time and age it’s not for the elders but it’s for the children that are gonna be left behind when we’re long gone The stand that we’re taking here today is for them for the children for the four-legged for the birds you hear singing their songs for all of these little ones… little voices out there the ones that don’t have a voice in nature They need you to speak up for them For us we got inspired by leadership of the indigenous communities and we felt that they should be better represented in museums So we started collaborating with the Lummi Nation on the totem pole journey where we we setup this totem pole and an exhibit presenting the journey So rather than the object presented in the museum as an object We presented the journey itself and told the story of all of the stops that it went to and it dealt with, really, the issues that people were dealing with along the journey route So, environmental justice and injustice So we’re an organization of science We’re science based educators and advocates And we stand here today in solidarity Solidarity with the Ramapough Lenape Solidarity with the Lummi and solidarity with people across the continent and the world as water protectors And unfortunately right now that means standing up and speaking out against fossil fuel development and infrastructure that threatens our water it threatens our climate it threatens our communities It’s time for you to go to your city council It’s time for you to go to your state legislature It’s time for you to make the call to your senator… your governor… and tell him go and confront him and bring your grandchildren with you and to tell him her That you’re saying these words not for us We’re the first generation that recognizes global climate change And you know what? We’re the last generation that can do something about it. We have to come together no matter who we are or where we’re from and stand united in order for our voices to be heard In unity One heart, one mind [in Lummi] [in Lummi] with one heart and one mind

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