A Way of Life

View of Georgia Strait and Bowen Island with word LIFE superimposed

Thursday, January 13, 2022
4:30 p.m. PT




Check out this video to watch the Environmental Speaker Series - Way of Life.

Environmental Speaker Series

Brought to you by the College of the Environment and the Salish Sea Institute in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association

Please join us for a presentation and discussion with Lummi educator, fisher and tribal leader, Tim Ballew.

More information about the speaker series is available here.

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This presentation will be online as a Zoom webinar.

Tim Ballew, Sr.

Timothy Ballew, Sr.


Timothy Ballew, Sr. is Lhaq’temish and an enrolled member of the Lummi Nation, from the Swan and Eagle clans. He has resided in his home territory all his life. He has been married for 40+ years to Laural Ballew, member of the Swinomish Tribe and WWU Tribal Liaison. They have two magnificent children, Timothy and Raymond, and grand boys. Ballew has been a lifelong harvester of the water for over 50+ years in the fresh water as well as the Salish Sea. His early years were spent with his grandfather, and he was able to practice the right to fish twelve months out of the year in his teen years. He has spent many years of his life in law enforcement, including monitoring tribal and state commercial fishers and and protecting natural resources from the US-Canada border to Seattle, WA. He served on the Lummi Indian Business Council for four terms, both as a council member as well as the Chairperson. Today he is a faculty member for the Northwest Indian College, which he finds very rewarding.

Questions and Accommodations

Stefan Freelan

Stefan Freelan is the coordinator of the Environmental Speaker Series. Send email to  stefan@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-2949 if you have any questions or comments.
There will be auto-captions available for this event. To request closed captions, please mark the request on the registration form. Advance notice of three days to one week is appreciated.