Totem Pole Journey

Last year, members of the Lummi Community made a historic trip to the Otter Creek Valley of Montana with a traditional, hand-carved totem pole. Together with local ranchers and members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, they began a journey across the West, stopping in towns and cities along the way,  to raise the call to help fight these ill-conceived projects.

This month, members of the Lummi Community will once again embark on a totem-pole journey called ‘Our Shared Responsibility - the Land, the Waters, the People’. The purpose of this journey is to call attention to the proposed shipment of an unprecedented volume of coal and oil from the American heartland to the Pacific Coast.

Along the way the Totem Pole Journey will be stopping in a city near you. Check out the list of events below and RSVP for one.

  • Sunday, 17 August, 9:30 am: LUMMI NATION — Inaugural Blessing at the Lummi Nation near Bellingham, 2665 Kwina Road.
  • Thursday, 21 August and Friday, 22 August: WAGNER, SD — Spirit camps hosted by the Yankton Sioux.
  • Saturday, 23 August, Noon: LOWER BRULE, SD — Blessing ceremony at the Lower Brule Reservation.
  • Sunday, 24 August: BILLINGS — Blessing ceremony, River Front park, 5 pm.
  • Tuesday, 26 August: SPOKANE — Blessing with faith leaders at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, 127 E 12th Avenue.
  • Wednesday, 27 August: YAKAMA NATION — Ceremony and events, hosted by a tribal community but are open to the public.
  • Thursday, 28 August: OLYMPIA — Blessing ceremony.
  • Friday, 29 August, 10 AM: SEATTLE — Blessing ceremony at St. Marks Cathedral on Capitol Hill, 1245 10th Avenue East.
  • Friday, 29 August, 7 PM: SAN JUAN ISLAND — Ceremony and event at “English Camp,” San Juan Island National Historical Park.