Orca Network posted this a little over three hours ago to Facebook:
"With heavy hearts and tears in our eyes Orca Network shares and confirms the
news that Tokitae/ Sk'aliCh'elh-tenaut/Lolita, passed away today at the Miami
Seaquarium around 4 pm Eastern Time, surrounded by her loving care team and
veterinarians, who did everything they could to save her after a very short
illness. She developed a gastrointestinal issue two days ago for which she
was receiving treatment, and then today suddenly developed acute renal
failure and could not be saved despite the best efforts of the veterinary
team. More information will be available in the coming days. For now, we ask
for everyone's prayers and respect, while our Orca Network pod grieves for
this huge loss.
One thing that brings us comfort is knowing that yesterday, as Toki began
struggling and was on her journey home to the next world, her entire family
was off the west side of San Juan Island in what these days is a rare
gathering, with all three pods swimming up and down the island, socializing
in a Superpod; and the L12s are still there today. This is often a
cultural/social ritual to mark a significant event in their community, and we
believe they were welcoming her home.
Toki is finally home, maybe not the way we wanted, but her family seems to
know she is with them once again, in ways we may never comprehend.
A vigil in Tokitae’s memory will take place at the Langley Whale Center,
105 Anthes Avenue, Langley, WA, on Saturday, August 19, from 6-8pm.”
I have failed Tokitae, in that my new age onset magickal workings have not
worked yet. I just did my blessing on the dead on her. I then facilitated
(she had to agree) a soul alignment between her and the Vancouver Canucks
home stadium (I am not sure if it is called GM Place or Rogers Place these
days), which is appropriate since the logo of the Canucks is an orca.
Also, some may be interested in my Orca Hot Foot experience
of 1995 at The Vancouver Aquarium, described on
which I view as a major shamanic call for help from Bjossa.
I failed her, and now have failed Tokitae, but I hope to
help remaining captive and wild cetaceans with my global
species balance working soon.
Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
"This could be the final breath; This is life and death;
This is hard rock and water; Out here between wind and flame;
Between tears and elation; Lies a secret nation" (Ron Hynes)