Over the next few months, the House of Tears Carvers will transport a 24-foot totem pole around the Northwest, through California and the Southwest, and then back to Washington State for a ceremonial departure for Washington DC. There the totem pole will be presented to the Biden Administration, as tribal leaders call on federal officials to implement policies to protect, restore, and renew sacred places, lands, and waterways; and manage them based on tribal sovereignty and Nation-to-Nation relations. As the totem pole travels it will draw lines of connection – honoring, uniting, and empowering communities working to protect sacred places. It carries the spirit of the lands it visits and the power and prayers of communities along the way.
Northwest Totem Pole Journey stops open to the public include:
(Please see COVID-19 safety and logistical note below)
Friday, May 14, 1-6pm – Portland, OR
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Saturday, May 22, 12-3pm – Seattle, WA
Victor Steinbrueck Park
2001 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Monday, May 24, 2-6:30pm – Bellingham, WA (event link coming)
Port of Bellingham Waterfront
Granary Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Tuesday, May 25, 2-4pm – Port Angeles, WA
COVID-19 safety and logistical note:
Please be advised: This is a tour guided by Spirit, mindful of the pandemic. All Totem Pole Journey dates and times are subject to change, based on local health restrictions and potential unforeseen circumstances. Please check the web link for each event for the latest information before attending. The House of Tears Carvers are committed to public safety – all events are outdoors, masks and social distancing are required, and sanitizer will be available. Consider your own health and safety as well as those around you if you choose to attend, and vaccination is recommended.