Commemorating Treaty Day

Treaty Day is an annual commemoration of the Treaty of Point Elliott, signed on January 22, 1855.  This agreement was meant to last in perpetuity and was between the sovereign nations in the Salish region, including 14 leaders of the Lummi Nation and the United States government represented by territorial governor Isaac Stevens.  It remains the single most important event in Pacific Northwest political history and affects our lives, Native American as well as all other regional inhabitants, to this day.

CANOE JOURNEY 2019

Tickets $6, $5 Members

Dir Darrell Hillaire & Mark Nichols | 2019 | 23m1s

Lummi Nation 

This short film documents the Tribal Canoe Journey of 2019, Paddle to Lummi. Since 1989, this significant cultural experience has occurred annually, hosted by different tribal nations of and around the Salish Sea, with the Lummi Nation hosting the most recent journey in 2019. A two-week to month-long voyage from their tribal village to the homelands of the Lummi people, participants pull the whole way in traditional 12-person canoes to reach the final potlatch, a celebration sharing food, dance, song, and gifts. This short film shares the experience of that landing and the song and dance that follows. These ceremonial practices are vital to the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast and coastal British Columbia.

Ticket Purchase includes introduction and honoring films by Darrell Hillaire and Mark Nichols

Honoring the Hands That Feed Us

Tickets $6, $5 Members

Dir Darrell Hillaire & Elli Smith | 2020 | 17m29s

Lummi, Nooksack, Upper Skagit, Swinomish, and Tulalip 

In every Tribal community at every event there are the cooks working tirelessly in the background. These people take care of us by nourishing our bodies and feeding our souls. Honoring the Hands that Feed Us offers a glimpse into the world of tribal cooks. The film gives thanks to the generations of people in the kitchen who have always, and will always, take care of the people

Ticket Purchase includes introduction and honoring films by Darrell Hillaire and Mark Nichols

Children of the Setting Sun Productions

The Children of the Setting Sun Productions Inc., is dedicated to marketing Native American themed performance arts, as well as making the culture & the history of Native American people accessible. Drawing upon long family traditions, Children of the Setting Sun Productions Inc., is a multi-media, film, and theater arts production company specializing in Coast Salish storytelling.

The Children of the Setting Sun Productions Inc., follows the Lummi Family tradition of Native Storytelling. By utilizing both traditional and modern art mediums, Setting Sun embraces the instructions left by the great grandfather to keep the family culture alive.

– Darrell Hillaire
Executive Director, Founder

 

Frank Hillaire and the Children of The Setting Sun Dance Group – circa 1930