Ts’e Xwlemi’ elhtalngexw st’la’eshen-le etse mekw wat eti’e tengexw etse Xwlemi, chese sapanich I’ tse open i t’ekxw. Xechit tse “Lhaq’temish elhtelngexw-s, nges’sha i ngos ena’ ti’e tengexw etse Xwlemi. Tse tl’aneq-s heheyi’ esq’aplh e tse tl’ley lh’ao’lhs sx’ano ey-s. Tse ts’ey’et ongest tl’e elhtelngexw I’ onges-t st’la’eshen t’le mekw schaleche, q’ep s-ilhlen, qw’eli’lish, I’ mekw st’ilem i i’tt I’ qaqweng I’ qep tse sxano ey’ xechnging si’iam ne-schaleche
“The Lummi gives our invitation towards the 44 original people to our traditional territory, 2019. The invitation for a gathering for well-being and health is really good for us. The raising of our hands toward our extended relatives. The invitation for a large gathering of our people and giving invitation to our relatives to gather for eating, dance and many songs, to sleep and rest and gather the really good feelings from each other.”
The Lummi Nation is excited to announce that we are hosting the intertribal canoe journey; Paddle to Lummi 2019: SQWESHENET TSE SCHELANGEN “Protecting Our Way of Life.” We are expecting at least 60 (+) traveling canoes from Coast Salish territory and anticipate 6,000+ people on our homelands between the dates July 24-28th, 2019. During this time frame each canoe family will have the privilege of sharing their culture through traditional song, dance, and protocols.
For more information please call Rebecca Kinley, Special Project Coordinator for the Paddle to Lummi at 360-312-2260 or by email at RebeccaK@lummi-nsn.gov We are open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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