A man in the moon prays for protection of the Earth. A bear gets too greedy and damages salmon fish spawning grounds, ruining the salmon fishing in the river. People of all races from all around the world who contribute to climate change. This is the story this Lummi Nation totem pole tells. Here in the Pacific Northwest where the Lummi Nation is located, Native Americans are on the front lines fighting new fossil fuel infrastructure, and working to save the Salish Sea, fishing grounds the Lummi and many other tribes have relied upon for millennia.
The pole joins an exhibit about the Anthropocene, and then will go on a nationwide tour to bring attention to fossil fuel infrastructure that threatens the environment.