The Elements of Honor
By Swil Kanim
My name is Richard Marshall. That is just my name. Who I am
is Swil Kanim. That is my Lummi name. I am an enrolled member
of the Lummi Nation. That is what they call us. The Lummi Nation.
That is not who we are though. For centuries we were called the
Laq'temish. ~The People from the Place of Frogs.~ Maybe something
got lost in the translation during assimilation.
Some would say that I am part Chillawack, part Nooksack, par