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Lummi __ "The Lummi Nation is a Native American tribe in western Washington state in the United States. The tribe lives on the Lummi Indian Reservation in the inland northwest corner of Washington, 8 miles west of Bellingham and 20 miles south of the Canadian border, in western Whatcom County." An encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lummi 

The Lummi Indian Nation __ "The original Lummi spoke the Songish dialect of the Salish language, a cultural feature that persists to the present. Their ancient villages bore the evocative names Hutatchl, Lemaltcha, Statshum and Tomwhiksen. For 12,000 years, the Lummi subsisted near the sea and in mountain areas." A general overview including history and culture. - From u-s-history.com - http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1556.html

Lummi Indian Tribe liberty and freedom totem pole ceremony __ Learn about the placement to a Lummi Totem Pole in Washington D.C. - From US Department of Defense Speeches/findarticles.com - http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0PAH/is_2004_Sept_19/ai_n6353192 

Lummi Indians and Trade ___The information presented here is good, but the presentation is abysmal! Topics include environmental limitations, treaty enforcement, labor discrimination, access to credit, technology, education and government transfers. One ugly website! -Text only - From American University, Washington, DC. - http://www.american.edu/TED/LUMMI.HTM



Lummi Leader's Had It With Drugs ___The title of this news article says it all -- for older students. "Sick of substance abuse ravaging the tribe, new chairman ready to 'clean it up.'" - Text only - From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer - http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/62608_lummi16.shtml

Lummi Nation homepage __ Official web site of the Lummi Nation. "We are Lummi. We are Coast Salish people with a rich history, culture and traditions. We are fishers, hunters, gatherers, and harvesters of nature's abundance. We envision our homeland as a place where we enjoy an abundant, safe, and healthy life in mind, body, society, environment, space, time and spirituality; where all are encouraged to succeed and none are left behind." Programs, finance, government and more for this Washington tribe. - illustrated - From lummi-nsn.gov - http://www.lummi-nsn.gov/ 

Canku Ota - September 8, 2001 - Lummi School Sees Big Changes __ News article about the problems, improvements and challenges being dealt with by the Lummi Tribal School. - Good map - From The "Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America" -
http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues01/Co09082001/CO_09082001_Lummi.htm 

Potlatch Economics: A Lummi Perspective ___"While it appears complicated at first glance, a careful reading of this paper will clear up any confusion. It begins with a general definition of economics, moves along to a general overview of the disparities between the economy of aboriginal and first settlers in general and ends with a look at the situation of the Lummi Nation in particular." - Some illustration - From Center for World Indigenous Studies 
http://www.cwis.org/fwj/22/potlatch.htm 



Resources on the Lummi __ Lost on online resources about the Lummi, some interspersed with resources about other Native American topics. - From mongabay.com - http://www.mongabay.com/indigenous_ethnicities/north_american/Lummi.html 

SCN The Lummi Indian Tribe and Life with the Salmon Case Study ___The Lummi have fished their territories for thousands of years. How are they doing in the present? Find out here. - Text only - From the Sustainable Communities Network Partnership -
http://www.sustainable.org/casestudies/washington/WA_af_lummi.html 

USGS - Lummi Indian Reservation __ Article about water use on the Lummi reservation. - From USGS - http://wa.water.usgs.gov/projects/lummi/ 

 

 

 

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