The Spirit of Eco-Grief – Honoring Tokitae

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The Spirit of Eco-Grief – Honoring Tokitae

August 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In these troubled times, it is necessary to acknowledge the spirit of eco- grief in our personal and collective lives.

Sunday at 12;00-1pm PT Web of Life hosts a zoom circle to honor the spirit of Tokitae, (also known as Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut or Lolita), the last surviving southern resident Orca, who died in captivity before she could be brought home to freedom. This ancestor will be honored by the Lummi people* of the Salish sea in their homeland (colonized name “Washington state”).*

We will open our circle with contemplation regarding the layers of eco-grief experienced now. To hold our meditation, we will listen to Pacific ocean waves to reflect on the concepts of liberation and captivity. We will define our time together in the recognition of the suffering that exists in order to not be consumed by it. We will share by expressing gratitude for small things that become the vocabulary to embody sorrow in a nourishing way. We will become aware of opportunities to serve the diverse living splendor that is the basis for the interconnections of the web of life, our collective home.

*There will be a celebration of Tokitae’s life that will be open to the public at Jackson Beach Park in Friday Harbor (San Juan Islands) Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. A totem pole will be erected as a permanent memorial. [Learn more here](

All kind people are welcome.

Humbly hosted by Quynn Red Mountain and Hawko (Jacob)


August 27, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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