What: A Community Flotilla to welcome the 2023 All Our Relations Snake River Campaign to Lewiston, ID
When: September 29th, 6 to 8 pm and September 30th, 8:30 am to 2 pm
Where: Hells Gate State Park, 5100 Hells Gate Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501
Please join us for a community flotilla as we raise our voices to support treaty rights in the Columbia River basin and the health of the Salish Sea bio-region by bearing witness to the urgency of breaching without further delay the lower Snake River dams.
Our elected officials have dallied and delayed long enough. This two-week, Indigenous-led campaign has been organized to offer you the opportunity at this critical time to stand up and make your voice heard for the salmon and the First Nations Salmon People, the Southern Resident Killer Whales, the Salish Sea, and all our relations into the Seventh Generation.
6:00-8:00 pm - Informal meet and greet at Day Use Area
8:30 am - Coffee and Breakfast
9:00 am - Tribal Hand Drum and Ceremonial Smudging
9:30 am - Opening Prayer
10:00 am - Welcome by Julian Matthews (Board Member and Coordinator, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment)
10:15 am - Nez Perce Tribal Council remarks
10:45 am - Supporting Remarks by Judith Le Blanc (Executive Director, Native Organizers Alliance)
10:30 am - Convene by the Art Piece for Ceremonial Smudging (Lummi Nation House of Tears)
11:00 am - Assemble on the banks of the Snake River for a Community Flotilla
1:00 pm - Assemble back at Day Use Area for final prayers and blessings
Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment will cover the cost of the entrance fees and the campsites. Campsites at Hells Gate State Park are available for Friday night. Contact Maria Elizarraras, firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve a spot! Parking on the grass at Hells Gate State Park is prohibited. Please park in designated parking spaces.
If you plan to participate in the flotilla, please bring a signed waiver to the event. View and print the waiver here.
Reach out to Julian Matthews, email@example.com, with any additional questions!