The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Chair leaves behind a legacy of salmon and treaty protection
Lummi Nation joins the Swinomish Tribe in honoring the late Lorraine Loomis, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Chair, a treaty rights protector and salmon defender. The following statement from Lawrence Solomon, Chairman of the Lummi Nation, can be quoted in part or in full.
“We honor Lorraine for her love, strength and leadership as a treaty warrior, matriarch, and woman. Lummi Nation stands with our sister tribes to honor Lorraine for her fierce fight as one of the most powerful leaders in Indian Country. She elevated the traditional role of women in leadership and brought many of our young woman leaders along with her. Our children, salmon, cedar, berries and deer raise their hands and honor this great woman for protecting our Schelangen for generations to come.”