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From the Yelm Blogger now in South Florida –
Washington’s Lummi Nation visits Miami, calls for release of Tokitae (“Lolita”),
Gov. Inslee issues Executive Order for Southern Resident Orca Task Force


Lolita ‘incarcerated’ at the Miami Seaquarium
Photo credit: Miami Seaquarium



– “LUMMI INDIAN NATION OF WA. CALLS FOR RELEASE OF TOKITAE (“LOLITA”)”
“Lummi Nation and Orca Network representatives travel to Miami for a press conference with gubernatorial candidate and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine”

“Killer whale held captive at Miami Seaquarium is among Native American tribe’s oldest and most revered relations”

“The press event unfolded at Levine campaign headquarters [March 13] with a
wide range of local and national media present. The underlying message is that the Lummi Nation is wholeheartedly dedicated to bringing Tokitae home as a long lost relation, and to contribute to the public awareness and political will to protect and restore the salmon and the entire habitat of the Salish Sea.

“Former Miami Beach Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine opened the event telling about his years of efforts to return the whale held at the Miami Seaquarium for 47 years to her home and family,” quoting the Washington state-based Orca Network.
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Click here for the report of this historic event filed by WTVJ-NBC 6, Miami.

Read the Retirement Plan
http://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/exe_order/eo_18-02_1.pdf and Learn more about Lolita/Tokitae.


– “Inslee signs executive order to protect orcas, Chinook salmon”
“Recognizing the dire need to protect both these species, Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order today [March 14] outlining a strategy for southern resident orca and Chinook recovery.

“The order instructs state agencies to outline immediate steps and long-term solutions to recover these species. The order also assembles a task force to bring together state agencies, tribal leaders, local governments, federal partners and other stakeholders to make recommendations at the state, regional and federal levels,” quoting the media release.
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Blogger Klein is a long-timer member of the Orca Network.

Posted by Steve on March 14, 2018 at 8:30 am | Permalink

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