LUMMI RESERVATION - Environmental justice and human rights will be the focus as American Indian activist Winona LaDuke speaks at Northwest Indian College Wednesday, Feb. 27.
LaDuke's talk will be paired with a free showing of the documentary "Dakota 38," which follows the journey of several men to the site of the hanging of 38 Dakota tribal members in 1862.
The evening will start with a showing of the movie at 6 p.m. at the college, 2522 Kwina Road, followed by light snacks at 7:30 p.m. Lummi Jewell James and Chief Reuben George of the Squamish Nation will speak, followed by LaDuke at 8:45 p.m.
The speakers will address human rights, the environment and preserving sacred indigenous sites. They also could bring up the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point because of its environmental concerns and the cultural significance of the area.