Lummi Nation Chairman Tim Ballew II will talk about the ecological and social issues facing the Salish Sea and how Lummi Nation has been working toward building strong communities.
His talk, part of the inaugural Salish Sea Speakers series, is at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Communications Facility 120 on the Western Washington University campus.
Ballew will also speak at noon Thursday at Northwest Indian College’s Cultural Art Center (Log building). Both events are free and open to the public. Free parking is available.
Ballew has been a big proponent of treaty rights and a leading voice against the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal at Cherry Point. He also will discuss his role as a leader of the Lummi Nation, as well as his efforts at a national scale working with other tribal leaders, according to WWU.