The Children of the Setting Sun Productions Inc., enlivens the rich history, legacies, stories & historical traditions of the Salish people. We endeavor to create understanding & change perceptions across cultural differences, share history, and educate others


Radio Show & Podcasts

Friends & Relatives      Radio Hour


Welcome to the Friends and Relatives radio hour where we share our ideas, history, language, music and events from the heart of the Coast Salish Homeland. We welcome our friends and relatives from every part of the Coast Salish Homeland to be part of our one-hour program where we seek to Create, Share and Educate one another. 

Schedule of Events

& Film

The Children of the Setting Sun Productions, 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, is a multi-media, film, and theater arts production company specializing in Coast Salish storytelling. 


Coast Salish Homeland Events:



You're Invited to an CSSP Fundraiser

Sunday, May 6th @ 3:00pm

Location: Doug Mcdonald's House  

Save The Date for Sunday, May 6th. CSSP will be having a fundraiser from 3-5:30. Share in an evening with Children of The Setting Sun Productions at our friend Doug McDonald's house: 902 N 79th Street, Seattle WA 98103

Dinner, Music, and Reception to follow.


Hy'shqe \0/


News from Our Relatives

The Salmon Nation

 Photo Credit: Beau Garreau

Photo Credit: Beau Garreau

Native Fishers Larry & Ellie Kinley response to the Atlantic salmon spill


A Short Documentary going to SIFF

Frankenfish A Farmed Atlantic Salmon Story was created in partnership with the Communication Leadership graduate program at The University of Washington, the Nereus Program and Ocean Link NW. Special thanks to Beau Garreau from Children of the Setting Sun Productions for his drone footage. Huge shout out to our sponsors Light & MotionUnderwater Sports, Backscatter Underwater Photo & Video.  



Lummi Nation declares

State of Emergency 

 On  Saturday,  August  19,  2017,  the  Washington  State  Department  of  Fish  and  Wildlife  (WDFW) were  informed  of  a catastrophic  net  pen  failure  that  has  resulted  in  the  release  of  thousands  of Atlantic  salmon,  an  invasive  aquatic  species.    This  devastating  Atlantic  salmon  spill  occurred  at Cooke  Aquaculture’s  Cypress  Island  facility.    The  Atlantic  salmon  spill  has  the potential  to devastate native salmon stocks critical to the culture and the economy of the Lummi Nation.  The Lummi  Indian  Business  Council  (LIBC)  learned  of  the  spill  on  Monday,  August  21,  2017,  from our fishermen, and is directing all relevant departmentheads to take immediate action in an effort to  protect  native  fish  species.    Specifically,  the  LIBC  is  directing  the  General  Manager’s  (GMs) Office to work with the LIBC Treasurer, our Natural Resources Department, and our Fisheries and Natural Resources Commission to minimize the threat posed by these non-native fish

Canadian Relatives: Press Release

Take A Stand Against Fish Farm

Our Relatives taking stand from Alert Bay:

Chief Ernest Alfred, from Alert Bay on Vancouver Island gives us an update from the frontlines of the fish farm stand off that his affecting his people and relatives the Salmon Nation.

Social media


As we embark on our journey to bring the Indigenous Perspective to the forefront

we want to bring you along with us so you can experience our process through

which we do things. We can wait for you to join us :) 



Current Publications

News & Articles

The Children of the Setting Sun Productions, would like you to check out what we are currently working on & what we have shared throughout our community. Being part of the Puget Sound, we get to share with you our beautiful work & Native perspective.


Bellingham Voices

Marie from Bellingham Voices gets a chance to chat with Darrell Hillaire of Lummi Nation. Hillaire shares his mission of supporting youth and culture with the Lummi Youth Academy, among several other stories, experiences, and philosophies.


Standing Rock: Lummi Nation Visits Sacred Stone Camp 

Pride comes from taking on the toughest issues and not giving up.
— Darrell Hillaire

In the 1930’s my Great Grandfather, Frank Hillaire formed a Lummi song and dance troupe named, “Children of the Setting Sun.” Before passing, my great grandfather left these instructions to his descendants, “Keep My Fires Burning!” As my grandparents and parents before me, we continue to follow these instructions.
— Darrell Hillaire