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Coast Salish Spirituality: Keepers of the Sacred Promises – Paul Chiyokten Wagner


2020-11-29 10:30 2020-11-29 11:30 America/Los_Angeles Coast Salish Spirituality: Keepers of the Sacred Promises – Paul Chiyokten Wagner

Since time immemorial Coast Salish Peoples have held a strict form of governance and education which allowed their lands and waters to flourish with an ultra-abundance of food, natural animals, ancient forests, peace, balance and harmony. Ancient teachings of Mother Earth and the Circle of Life are one of the invaluable ways Coast Salish co-created paradise. Keepers of the sacred promises to lift up the Circle of Life. See Paul’s bio below. Click here to join the livestream of this service on Sunday, November 29 at 10:30 Order of Service: Prelude: John Hansen Ringing of the Bell Call to Community: #389 Gathered Here Invitation and Opening Words: Stephen Scheurich, Worship Associate Chalice Lighting & Congregational Affirmation: Violet Disotell Hymn: #54 Now Light Is Less Time for All Ages: Paul Che oke ten Wagner Singing the Children Out: As You Go Sermon: Coast Salish Spirituality: Keepers of the Sacred Promises – Paul Chiyokten Wagner Offering: Ingersoll Gender Center Gift of Music: Wake Now My Senses played by Eric Lane Barnes, East Shore Unitarian Church (video) Joys and Sorrows: Voice Still and Small Sending Hymn: #1052 The Oneness of Everything Closing Words and Releasing the Flame Five-Fold Amen Postlude: John Hansen Paul’s bio: Paul Chiyokten Wagner is a member of WSANIC’ (Saanich) First Nations and has been speaking out on social environmental issues since he was a boy at City hall meetings working to keep toxic fluoride out of drinking water. A Coast Salish Storyteller and award winning Native American flutist he is a strong advocate of ancient ways and teachings of the circle of life as well as the return of our elder women to guide our societies in to life. In 2013 Chiyokten assisted with Idle No More rallies and actions here in Seattle as well as speaking at them. In 2015 he was honored to speak alongside Jill Stein at the Cop21 Climate Talks in Paris with the Salmon is Life Coalition. After participating in the “Seattle to Standing Rock Canoe Journey” in Late August 2016 he started the campaign “Winter Shelter For Standing Rock” where he and volunteers built Tarpees  (teepee like winter shelters) for Indigenous Water Protector families (with elders), to date 70 of these 8-12 person arctic shelters with custom wood stove heaters have been built for occupations and gifted to various points of resistance in the US and abroad and are still being gifted today. After returning to Seattle Chiyokten formed Protectors of the Salish Sea, an Indigenous led organization dedicated to ending the era of fossil fuel in our Salish Sea and beyond through direct divestment actions. Protectors of the Salish Sea has worked with numerous climate justice organizations where last year they helped occupy 2nd Avenue with 4 Tarpees to shut down Chase Bank.  Protectors have occupied the Capitol 3 times. 3 years ago POSS occupied Olympia State Capitol with 4 Tarpees for 4 days and in September 2019 walked 46 miles and occupied the Olympia state capitol demanding that Gov. Jay Inslee Declare Climate Emergency honor the treaties by halting all fossil fuel expansion projects and occupied again on March 10th 2020. […]

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Since time immemorial Coast Salish Peoples have held a strict form of governance and education which allowed their lands and waters to flourish with an ultra-abundance of food, natural animals, ancient forests, peace, balance and harmony. Ancient teachings of Mother Earth and the Circle of Life are one of the invaluable ways Coast Salish co-created paradise. Keepers of the sacred promises to lift up the Circle of Life. See Paul’s bio below.

Click here to join the livestream of this service on Sunday, November 29 at 10:30

Order of Service:

Prelude: John Hansen
Ringing of the Bell
Call to Community: #389 Gathered Here
Invitation and Opening Words: Stephen Scheurich, Worship Associate
Chalice Lighting & Congregational Affirmation: Violet Disotell
Hymn: #54 Now Light Is Less
Time for All Ages: Paul Che oke ten Wagner
Singing the Children Out: As You Go
Sermon: Coast Salish Spirituality: Keepers of the Sacred Promises – Paul Chiyokten Wagner
Offering: Ingersoll Gender Center
Gift of Music: Wake Now My Senses played by Eric Lane Barnes, East Shore Unitarian Church (video)
Joys and Sorrows: Voice Still and Small
Sending Hymn: #1052 The Oneness of Everything
Closing Words and Releasing the Flame
Five-Fold Amen
Postlude: John Hansen

Paul’s bio:

Paul Chiyokten Wagner is a member of WSANIC’ (Saanich) First Nations and has been speaking out on social environmental issues since he was a boy at City hall meetings working to keep toxic fluoride out of drinking water. A Coast Salish Storyteller and award winning Native American flutist he is a strong advocate of ancient ways and teachings of the circle of life as well as the return of our elder women to guide our societies in to life. In 2013 Chiyokten assisted with Idle No More rallies and actions here in Seattle as well as speaking at them. In 2015 he was honored to speak alongside Jill Stein at the Cop21 Climate Talks in Paris with the Salmon is Life Coalition. After participating in the “Seattle to Standing Rock Canoe Journey” in Late August 2016 he started the campaign “Winter Shelter For Standing Rock” where he and volunteers built Tarpees  (teepee like winter shelters) for Indigenous Water Protector families (with elders), to date 70 of these 8-12 person arctic shelters with custom wood stove heaters have been built for occupations and gifted to various points of resistance in the US and abroad and are still being gifted today. After returning to Seattle Chiyokten formed Protectors of the Salish Sea, an Indigenous led organization dedicated to ending the era of fossil fuel in our Salish Sea and beyond through direct divestment actions. Protectors of the Salish Sea has worked with numerous climate justice organizations where last year they helped occupy 2nd Avenue with 4 Tarpees to shut down Chase Bank.  Protectors have occupied the Capitol 3 times. 3 years ago POSS occupied Olympia State Capitol with 4 Tarpees for 4 days and in September 2019 walked 46 miles and occupied the Olympia state capitol demanding that Gov. Jay Inslee Declare Climate Emergency honor the treaties by halting all fossil fuel expansion projects and occupied again on March 10th 2020. POSS is still organizing events and holding a daily presence at the Capitol and has a resistance camp 15 minutes from the State Capitol. Chiyokten has organized numerous walks and rallies, co-authored the Tokitae/ Salish Sea Whale Sanctuary Proclamation which has begun the process of recognizing our Salish Sea as Salish Sea Whale Sanctuary to save our Wild Salmon and Orcas from extinction.