Support the Free Lolita Campaign
On January 14, 2019 Sandra Pollard’s new book, “A Puget Sound Orca in Captivity-the Fight to Bring Lolita Home” was released. Sandra chronicles Lolita/Tokitae’s life story before, during, and after the traumatic 1970 roundup and capture in Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, and the extraordinary efforts to bring Lolita/Tokitae home. For over 20 years Orca Network has called for her release, and now the indigenous Lummi Nation have joined the fight.
Lummi Nation has been called to bring Lolita, a killer whale stolen from the Salish Sea in 1970, back home. Lolita, also called Tokitae, has been held at the Miami Seaquarium for the past 47 years. The Lummi word for killer whale is Qwe ‘lhol mechen which means “our relations below the waves.”. We consider blackfish to be our kin, and we consider families to be sacred. It is our duty to bring Tokitae home. Moreover, Tokitae is an ambassador for the Salish Sea. The Salish Sea is our sacred sea, and it is our obligation to help protect and restore the ecosystems, cultures, and communities of this place.
Your donation supports our campaign to return Lolita to her natural home