19 Dec 2015

Pulling Together in the Salish Sea: Chairman Timothy Ballew II to speak at the inaugural Salish Sea Speakers Series January 14, 2016

On January 14, 2016, Chairman Timothy Ballew, II, Lul-hal-mun, will speak at the inaugural Salish Sea Speaker series, co-hosted by Northwest Indian College and Western Washington University.   Chairman Ballew will discuss the pressing ecological and social issues facing the Salish Sea and discuss how the Lummi Nation has been working towards building strong and resilient communities. Chairman Ballew is a regional and national leader in defending Treaty rights – and has been a powerful voice in protecting one of Lummi’s Sacred Sites, Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point).  Chairman Ballew will discuss his role as a leader of the Lummi Nation, as well as his efforts at a national scale working with other tribal leaders.  Chairman Ballew will present two talks, one at Northwest Indian College’s Cultural Art Center (Log Building) from 12 – 2 pm (lunch will be provided) and one at Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment in (CF 120) from 4 – 5 pm.  All events are free and open to the public.  Free parking is available for both events.

Biography of Chairman Ballew II
Chairman Timothy Ballew II, Lul-hal-mun Timothy Ballew II is an enrolled member of the Lummi Nation and has resided in or near the Lummi Indian Reservation his whole life. Chairman Ballew is happily married to his wife, Leanne, and they have two beautiful boys, Hunter Ballew (9 years old) and Tandy Ballew (6 years old). Tim has practiced his treaty fishing rights since he was a child and intends to pass on that tradition to his children. Tim graduated from Western Washington University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In addition to exercising Lummi’s Treaty Right as a commercial fisherman, he has also held a number of employment positions within the Lummi Indian Business Council organization. In addition, Timothy has served on the Ferndale School Board, Lummi Commercial Company Board of Directors, and the Lummi Nation Housing Authority Commission. Timothy was elected to serve on the Lummi Indian Business Council in November 2011, and his peers elected him as Tribal Chairman of the Lummi Indian Business Council in 2012.

For more information contact Emma Norman, PhD, Chair of the NWIC Science Department at enorman@nwic.edu or 360-392-4309.

A video of Chairman Ballew’s presentation at NWIC is now available at: