Oct
23
3:00 pm15:00

What About Those Promises? Standing Rock Benefit Show

  • Whatcom Community College

This historical stage-play takes you back to the time of the signing of the Point Elliot Treaty of 1855, where members of the Lummi Nation Indian Tribe traveled (by canoe) to Mukilteo to meet with Washington Territory Governor, Isaac Stevens. "What About Those Promises?" recognizes tribal efforts to continue a relationship with the United States government from Treaty signing to present day. However, issues of sovereignty, jurisdiction, and land claims have been overlooked for generations.This story has been passed down from our Elders so that we may never forget the broken promises...