A large crowd gathers at Northwest Indian College to welcome a healing pole created by Lummi carver Jewell James and the House of Tears carvers on Sept. 27, 2015. The pole was carved in opposition to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal; a site Lummi leaders say is a sacred home of their ancestors as well as an important present-day fishing area.
A large crowd gathers at Northwest Indian College to welcome a healing pole created by Lummi carver Jewell James and the House of Tears carvers on Sept. 27, 2015. The pole was carved in opposition to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal; a site Lummi leaders say is a sacred home of their ancestors as well as an important present-day fishing area. Staff The Bellingham Herald
A large crowd gathers at Northwest Indian College to welcome a healing pole created by Lummi carver Jewell James and the House of Tears carvers on Sept. 27, 2015. The pole was carved in opposition to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal; a site Lummi leaders say is a sacred home of their ancestors as well as an important present-day fishing area. Staff The Bellingham Herald

Lummis join Washington tribes calling for better plan to protect sacred sites

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