Children of the Setting Sun Productions


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


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. 

Photo Credit: Chase Jarvis

Photo Credit: Chase Jarvis

Our next upcoming event: 


Sherman Alexie

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me 

Join us for a special evening at the Mount Baker Theatre with Northwest favorite, Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, and Blasphemy. He’ll present his new memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. Wrenching, moving, and hilarious in equal measure, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me  is Sherman Alexie’s stunning memoir of growing up on and leaving the Rez, and of his mother, who both abused and saved him.


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 :) 


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. 


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