IllumiNATURE: Songs & Stories & Art to Celebrate Salmon is Life Return from Paris/COP21

This Valentine's Day, come celebrate love of Salmon and the Earth that inspired our actions in Paris by joining us at the Duwamish Longhouse.

Be lifted by music, stories, images and video of Salmon is Life: Wisdom of the Heart.

For closing, please join us in lifting as many Salmon as we can to dance in the air.

“It’s Valentine’s Day! Let’s Spawn more heart-centered actions that speak for the Salmon People and care for the Circle of Life.” - Paul Cheoketen Wagner

There will be snacks available. Please bring your favorites to share if you'd like.

Event details:

Sunday February 14th, 2016 at the Duwamish Longhouse
map: 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, Washington 98106

Hands-on art
Batik* prayer flags together. Some flags will go to Paris, to the neighborhood where the terrorist attacks happened on 11/13/15; some will stay in Seattle. Also, salmon hat making for children.

*Batik was used to make the Salmon windSockeyes.

2:30- 4:00
Stories and song
Hear stories from our trip and listen to wisdom teachings from the Saanich people. Paul Cheoketen Wagner will play flute songs, along with the salmon. Help us fly hundreds of salmon around the Longhouse!

Open Salon
Informal conversations, videos and more art-making.

Let’s make sure what happened in Paris doesn’t stay in Paris!

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