The Lummi people have created a tradition of carving and delivering totem poles to areas struck by disaster or otherwise in need of hope and healing. Now it is Lummi Nation’s own sacred landscape, Xwe’chi’eXen, that needs hope, healing and protection. The most imminent threat to the burial grounds and treaty rights associated with Xwe’chi’eXen comes from a proposal to build North America’s largest coal port on this sacred landscape. The terminal would result in significant, unavoidable, and unacceptable interference with treaty rights and irreversible and irretrievable damage to Lummi spiritual values. As a result, in 2012 the Lummi Nation adopted a formal position opposing the proposed project. As Lummi Councilman Jay Julius, in opposing the proposed coal port, has said, Kwel hoy’: “We draw the line.” The sacred must be protected. Treaty rights must be honored. Kwel hoy.’ The public is invited to view the 18’ totem pole and listen to speakers from the Lummi Nation.