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The Earth Is Alive: Huli Ta Tum Uhw Film Screening, Salish Teachings and Cultural Event

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350 Paris France (map)

Organizers: Lummi Nation

 Featured Film:

The Earth Is Alive: Huli Ta Tum Uhw: Salish Teachings

Runtime: 28 minutes

Language: English

We will share our Coast and Straits Salish teachings, songs, dance, and traditional giveaway with pavilion guests. Our youth delegation will participate in the event, performing traditional Lummi songs and dance and by carrying out our traditional giveaway.  

Our event is centered around screening the short film THE EARTH IS ALIVE: HULI TA TUM UHW: SALISH TEACHINGS. In TEACHINGS, filmed in public at Lummi Nation, Salish political and spiritual leaders share their knowledge of traditional lifeways, carrying these ancestral teachings into the conversation on climate change. THE EARTH IS ALIVE: HULI TA TUM UHW shares ancestral teachings on Natural Law, Matrilineal Law, Power of the Giveaway and Pursuit of Spirit. By sharing our cultural teachings through an engaging multimedia screening, live performance, and practice of traditional giveaway, event participants will experience some of the transformational power of our traditions in practice.

 Our presentation will share our traditional practices of balance between woman and man, the pursuit of spirit, the accumulation of wealth for the purposes of the give away and how we are connected to the earth through natural law. These principles align with the stated goals of the IPP to be outward facing and sharing. Our goals are to build worldwide alliances with other Indigenous peoples to effectuate UN policies that respect and understand Oral Traditions and Histories. This recognition will help effect places of higher learning and international and domestic courts of law.


  • Fred Lane, Lummi Nation
  • The Lummi Youth Canoe Family

Location: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion (Auditorium) 

Contact: Fred Lane,

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