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Protecting the Sacred Salmon and Rivers: A Nimiipuu Perspective

Sunday, August 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Protecting the Sacred Salmon and Rivers: A Nimiipuu Perspective

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Date:
Sunday, August 21
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Venue

East Shore Unitarian Church
12700 SE 32nd Street
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Phone:
425-747-3780
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​Our guest speaker, indigenous activist Julian Matthews, will share what it means for the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce Tribe) to be protectors of sacred lands and waters. The focus of his talk will be the current issue of how Nez Perce Treaty rights are impacted by the Lower Four Snake River dams.  Salmon have been a critical part of Nimiipuu culture and identity and are one of the main First Foods for their people.  Asserting Treaty rights to safeguard these relationships propels their current activism to restore the wild salmon runs on the Snake River by removing the Lower Snake River dams.  In so doing, the tribe aims to ensure that their Treaty rights are secured for future generations. 

Please join a breakout session after the service to find out more about the Lower Snake River dams and how you can take action.

For more information on Nimiipuu activities and events, go to their website or Facebook.

Julian Matthews is an enrolled member of the Nimiipuu Tribe whose territory based on a Treaty of 1855 spans 4 states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. He co-founded Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, a group dedicated to environmental  education and activism of tribal members and non-tribal communities.  He has a BA in Business Administration from Gonzaga University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Idaho.  He currently works as the Human Resources Manager at Nimiipuu Health and is actively involved in efforts to breach or remove the Lower Snake River dams.

 

How to Attend

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In person participants MUST BE VACCINATED! Read more about the process here.

• To virtually attend, please Zoom in using room number 989 3107 9078, passcode: chalice.
• To phone into the service, call 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 989 3107 9078.

For those joining virtually, please mute as soon as you enter the room, so everyone can hear. Please note, the services will be recorded, but at this time, there are no plans to share the recording.

More Information

Both virtual and in person services are followed by coffee hour.

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Protecting the Sacred Salmon and Rivers: A Nimiipuu Perspective

by Julian Matthews

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Transportation & Parking

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We have several parking lots. Our upper lot, off SE 32nd Street, is closest to our Sanctuary, it has handicap and stroller parking. There is a roundabout for drop-offs. Our lower, main parking lot is also off SE 32nd Street. There are stairs that will lead you up to the Sanctuary. If that lot is full, there is also street parking on 32nd Street.

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East Shore Unitarian Sermons (Bellevue, WA)
East Shore Unitarian Sermons (Bellevue, WA)
Protecting the Sacred Salmon and Rivers: A Nimiipuu Perspective
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Details

Date:
Sunday, August 21
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Categories:
,
Join Us:
https://tinyurl.com/ESUCWorship

Venue

East Shore Unitarian Church
12700 SE 32nd Street
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
425-747-3780
View Venue Website