Lummi woman at center of documentary shown on Indigenous Peoples' Day

Native dance, discussions and a film screening highlighted Keep the Fire Burning, an event to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day at Whatcom Community College (WCC) on Oct. 10.  

WCC’s Syre Auditorium was filled with community members who came to watch “Daughter of a Lost Bird,” a documentary about a woman’s journey to find her birth mother and return to her Lummi homeland. The event’s supporting partners included WCC, Western Washington University, Northwest Indian College, Bellingham Public Schools, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Bellingham Technical College, City of Bellingham, Skagit Valley College, PeaceHealth and Children of the Setting Sun Productions.  

Extra chairs were brought in to accommodate the crowds of people and those who got there in time received a free traditional Coast Salish salmon dinner.