Lummi Nation

Lummi Nation, Lhaq'temish, is one of the numerous tribes of the Coast Salish Peoples. They are a federally recognized Nation by the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott and have a reservation in north Bellingham, Washington.

In 2005, through the efforts of Beth Brownfield, the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship began building a relationship with Lummi Nation. Lummi members have spoken at adult sunday forums, been part of our food bank program, conducted services and participated in a number of social and environmental events.

Some of the larger projects that BUF and Lummi have worked on together include:

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Fundraiser for Pull Together Campaign to Protect the Salish Sea, Bellevue, Wash., June 14, 2017 Last Updated on 2017-06-12 15:45:05 Members of East Shore UU in Bellevue have been working with Sierra Club to organize a fundraiser of the area's Pull Together campaign. It's the first fundraiser on the east side for this cause.        Pull Together Fundraiser!        Wednesday, June 14, 2017        Spring Hall, East Shore Unitarian Church        12700 SE 32nd St., Bellevue, WA Doors open at 6:30 PM. Program from 7:00-8:30 PM. No entrance fee. Snacks and drinks provided.  View a poster   Mark your calendars for June 14th! Hear a panel of local experts discuss Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline and tanker project that will bring oil from Alberta tar sands to the British Columbia coast for shipping. If the plan is implemented, oil tanker traffic will increase sevenfold,... More »
First Nations’ Struggles and the Faith Community Response Last Updated on 2017-06-10 17:18:06 Throughout the Pacific Northwest and Mountain Desert districts of the UUA and into British Columbia and Alberta Provinces of Canada, First Nations are being very heavily impacted by all the fossil fuel extraction and exportation projects that are already in the works and more being proposed. Coal, oil and natural gas are being extracted from the north Midwest, West and Canada, and projects are being planned to ship them to foreign markets from along the Pacific Northwest coasts. First Nations are being caught on both ends. Here is a brief story of the Lummi Nation as they struggle to defeat the plans for the largest coal export facility in North America -- a facility being proposed on the lands and waters they hold sacred. Read the story of First Nations' struggles here We are asking all faith and activist communities, particularly our fellow Unitarian Universalists, to join... More »
Whose Land are We On? (Bellevue, Wash.) Last Updated on 2017-03-01 21:59:42 Native American Heritage-Who Lived Here? How were they displaced? How can East Shore be an ally in right relationship? This four-part program will begin with a film “The Earth is Alive,” a critically acclaimed documentary created by members of our local Lummi Nation. This will be followed up by a three-week series of conversations about Native American Heritage in which we will learn which Native tribes are the original inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest and how they were displaced by the Doctrine of Christian Discovery. Friday, Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Movie night and potluck Saturdays, Feb. 11, Feb. 25 and March 4, 10 a.m. to noon East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue Fee: $15 for all sessions; $5 drop-in fee for individual classes. For more information, contact Lynn or Aisha  Native... More »
UUA and UUSC Release Declaration of Conscience and Announce Week of Action Last Updated on 2017-01-20 02:58:21 The UUA and UUSC are joining together to stand on the side of love and take action with you and communities being targeted by the incoming Trump administration and extremists in Congress. Our first step is to declare our intentions—to witness and gather in community. We hope that you will join in sharing and signing this Declaration of Conscience—as individuals and as congregations and organizations. In the coming months, we will discern together what actions are required of us. We will be providing resources, coaching, training and more. In the meantime, we know that many of you are engaged in this Week of Action from marching, to fasting, to participating in webinars, community gatherings and more. We have resources for you! Tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 18th) at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT: Join Standing on the Side of Love for Getting More Out of the... More »