Our Sacred Obligation

Our Sacred Obligation, a documentary by Lummi filmmaker Freddy Lane, tells the story of the 2014 totem pole journey, and Lummi Nation’s efforts to unite communities in opposing fossil fuel export on the Salish Sea. Traveling from the Wyoming coal fields to Vancouver, British Columbia, the traditional totem pole — created by Lummi master carver Jewell James — is a symbol of support for First Nations opposed to expansion of crude oil and bulk coal shipping through Coast Salish territory.