This 10-piece installation on the Boardmill Building celebrates the living life of the Salish Sea. It honors the Coast Salish ancestors of this land, from Lummi, Nooksack, Samish and Semiahmoo people. As the highway for the Coast Salish people, this body of water has served as transport and a lifeline for over 10,000 years. It is a reminder that for as long the Coast Salish Sea has taken care of us, it is our responsibility to take care of Her. The installation is located on the land of Whatcom: the place where the creeks, rivers, and waters join together.
This project was a combined effort between artists Jason LaClair, Eagle Borsey, Raven Borsey, and Gretchen Leggitt. Additional support was provided by Children of the Setting Sun Productions and Paper Whale.