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Students for the Salish Sea's Memorial for Tahlequah's Baby and J50/Scarlet

  • Occidental Square 117 S Washington St Seattle, Washington 98104 (map)

First, we mourn, then we organize. 

Memorial for Baby Orca of Mother Tahlequah/J35

Friday, September 21 – Starting at 3:00pm

Occidental Square Park in Pioneer Square on the Traditional lands of the Duwamish Peoples.

117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104

Opening by youth representative Blake Whitewolf Shelafoe and hereditary leader Ken Workman, with presentations, prayers and songs by Indigenous leaders and musical artist Dana Lyons.

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Join us to greive the loss of Tahlequah's calf in solidarity with the starving Southern Resident Orcas.

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Bring personal words, letters, pictures, drawings and thoughts to add to the community altar which will be carried in the procession and placed in front of The Federal Building.

Please come dressed in black and white to show Love for our Southern Resident Orcas.

Tahlequah is the mother who carried her deceased baby orca around the Salish Sea for 17 days in a historically unprecedented and incredibly moving ritual of grief. When the baby would fall her mother would nose dive and reach down to bring her dead calf’s body back to the surface.

Procession to The Federal Building at 915 2nd Ave calling for the removal of the Lower Snake River dams.