“Qal” (The Belief): 2016 Totem Pole Journey

Join the faith community in gathering with the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers to celebrate the victory against coal export at Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point) and to continue strengthening alliances defending tribal sacred lands and waters.

Sketch of 2016 Totem Pole by Jewell James

Sketch of 2016 Totem Pole by Jewell James

With blessings all along the way, the Lummi are traveling with a 22 foot totem pole at the request of the Grand Chief in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The goal of this journey is to bring together, honor, and strengthen relations between tribes, NGO’s, the faith-based community, and civic leaders opposed to proposed fossil fuel export projects and lay a foundation for a broad-based alliance to press for action to address climate change.

More details to be announced shortly. In the meantime save the date for when the totem pole comes to a city near you!

Bellingham, WA – August 23
Vancouver, BC – August 23/24
Seattle, WA – August 25, 4-6pm, St. Mark’s Cathedral
Longview, WA – August 26
Yakama Nation,WA – August 27
Spokane Tribe, WA – August 27
Sandpoint, ID – August 28
Missoula, MT – August 28
Edmonton, AB – August 30
Regina, SK – September 1
Cheyenne Tribe (ND) – September 3
Yankton Sioux, SD – September 4
Winnipeg, MB – September 7