::Changing Tides - A Fundraiser for Our Underwater Relatives and the Salish Sea::
Saturday, December 15th
Featuring Taino Elder Maestro Manuel Rufino, Grandmother Clara Soaring Hawk of the Deer Clan, Theresa Bear Fox, Kurt Russo, Peia, Dream Seed and Ecstatic Dance.
In 1970, over 40 orcas were brutally captured from the Salish Sea in Northwest Washington and taken to marine parks around the world. During that capture, at least five of the orcas were killed. Tokitae, who was just three years old at the time of capture, is the sole survivor, living alone in a small and isolated tank at Miami Seaquarium where she has been performing acts for food rewards for 48 years. Tokitae has not seen another orca since 1980. The Lummi Nation intend to change this by returning her to her home pod at the Eastsound, Orcas Island. Bring Tokitae Home!
This event will raise funds to support the Lummi Nation’s plight to return Tokitae to the Salish Sea.
The day’s events will include:
Special Opening Ceremony
Shamanic Sound Journey with Dream Seed
Delicious Vegetarian Food for Purchase
Panel Discussion on Conservation & Spiritual Ecology
Concert with Peia
*Vegetarian Food from Jungle Cafe will be available for sale*