tbchdsmall002This fall members of the lodge's Ceremonies, Dance and Story Telling team under Chairmen Tony M, and Keith P have been studying and practicing the Lummi Terrible Beast Dance. This dance was originally given and taught to the lodge by Joe Hillare in 1962. It was performed for many years in our longhouse at Camp Omache. It was reintroduced to the team's repertoire in 1991 and has been performed every couple of years since. The costume of the beast itself is a black bear hide. The lodge's old costume has been missing for decades and we would like to reconstruct the Tob-cha-dud costume so we can perform the dance this spring. We are looking for anyone who has a black bear skin, rug or hide that they would like to donate to the lodge for this purpose. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you!