Climate Emergency Sta,chas (Olympia) occcupation

Protectors of the Salish Sea have returned to Sta,chas/ Olympia State Capitol after walking 47 miles and erecting 4 indigenous Tarpees on the bones of our ancestors. We will continue our presence until Jay Inslee declares Climate Emergency and terminates all fossil fuel expansions in State with Executive Order..  we need funds for building structures, firewood, transportation, food and supplies at our Protectors Climate Emergency Camp as we move forward organizing actions and events to get Gov. Jay Inslee to acknowledge the state of the world in which we live in... a state of "Climate Emergency"

“I believe in the sun and the stars, the water, the tides, the floods, the owls, the hawks flying, the river running, the wind talking. They’re measurements. They tell us how healthy things are. How healthy we are. Because we and they are the same”

-Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Tribal Leader

The people of our Salish Sea are rising like the tide to protect what we love and cherish as sacred, to stand together like the trees and lift each other up and the “each other” includes our grandchildren’s grandchildren, the Orca and salmon people, the tree and bird people and all the other animal people of our Salish Sea. To stand in solidarity with Salish Sea tribes to ensure their treaty rights are honored and respected and for other nations to have their unceded territories and natural laws honored and respected as the Global Climate Emergency shallows and warms our Pacific NW rivers and decimates our wild salmon and in turn starves our Southern Resident Orcas.

This is why we walked for 4 days along our Salish Sea in solidarity with the many Nations of our Salish Sea bio-region that are asking all of us to lift them up at this time, to begin our plans of restoration for our beloved Salish Sea bio-region. There is only one Salish Sea and it can be legally designated a Whale Sanctuary once we bring Tokitae (aka Lolita) home to her mother who still swims in our Southern Salish Sea and are both L-pod orcas. We walked to be free of Justin Truedeau’s plan to bring nearly 1 million barrels of oil per day to the shores of our Salish Sea. To ensure that the Puyallup Nation and Tacoma residents do not have the threat of an 8 million gallon Liquefied (un)-Natural (fracked) Gas (LNG) facility with a 3.5 mile blast zone located a half mile from their homes.  So that our Salish Sea can be a place for all life to thrive once again and be free from the threats of our current Climate Emergency.

Thank you honorable people for helping with this extremely important cause.

*Protectors of the Salish Sea*

For more info go to our Facebook page: Protectors of the Salish Sea

Here is a link to our Event: Walk to Protect & Restore the Salish Sea 2019 Climate Emergency

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Paul Cheoketen Wagner
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