Cherry Point is a battleground of sorts. A proposed coal depot, slated for that site, could spell environmental disaster for the Salish Sea.
The Lummi Master Carver said, "Some people think the totem is sacred. It is not. It is the people who gather together at the totem that becomes sacred."
For more than 150 folks, yesterday's gathering was a sacred plea to protect the land, the sea and our neighbors, the animals.
As the Elders spoke, the setting sun cut silver ribbons in the sky. The totem, it seemed, had brought a sign to that rocky shore. Hope.