Virtual Journey: Alaska June 30, 2021

Salmon People: Indigenous Resistance and Resilience in Alaska

Join us at 5pm Pacific on Wednesday, June 30th for the first virtual event on the #RedRoadtoDC. Be sure to RSVP via zoom at this link to join us online for this special event. Salmon People: Indigenous Resistance and Resilience in Alaska: “Since time immemorial, the salmon have been sacred to the identities, traditions, and … Read Update

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Bears Ears National Monument June 14, 2021


Washington Post on protecting Bears Ears

Sunset at the Toadstool Hoodoos in Kanab, Utah. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)   The appointment and confirmation of Secretary Haaland to lead the Department of the Interior (DOI) is historic in its own right and is one of the reasons the House of Tears Carvers, Se’Si’Le, The Natural History Museum, and Native Organizers Alliance … Read Update

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May 31, 2021

Red Road West Tour: Chehalis Tribal Days

The House of Tears Carvers and the #RedRoadtoDC totem pole made one final stop in the Pacific Northwest before heading south for the Port Angeles to Los Angeles (PA to LA) leg of the Red Road West Tour. The carvers were welcomed by the Chehalis Tribe for their Tribal Days, where they engaged community members … Read Update

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Bellingham, WA. May 24, 2021

Red Road West Tour: Friends and Neighbors in Bellingham, WA.

Neighboring the Lummi Indian Reservation, the city of Bellingham has played host to numerous Totem Pole Journey blessing ceremonies over the past two decades, consistently bringing out strong support from faith-based organizations, environmental groups, and everyday citizens. The House of Tears Carvers has longstanding ties with members of the Bellingham community, who stood by the … Read Update

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Seattle May 23, 2021

Red Road West Tour: Blessings and Ceremony in Seattle, WA.

On Saturday May 22nd, the Totem Pole Journey team and the House of Tears Carvers brought the #RedRoadtoDC totem pole to the streets of Seattle for two events and blessing ceremonies as part of the Red Road West Tour, which offers communities an opportunity to visit the pole before it embarks on the Red Road … Read Update

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Chemewa Indian School May 15, 2021

Interconnections: Residential Schools and the Totem Pole Journey

Master Carver Jewell James often speaks about the legacies of colonial violence in Indigenous communities. It does not take much to connect the dots between what happened in the residential school systems across North America, including the theft of thousands upon thousands of Indigenous children from their families and communities, to assertions of First Nation … Read Update

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May 14, 2021

Red Road West Tour (May 25 – July 9, 2021)

The House of Tears Carvers continue on the #RedRoadtoDC drawing attention to sacred sites and Indigenous rights with some blessing ceremonies in the western US ahead of the national tour to DC in July. For the most up to date list of events, locations, and times, please visit the Totem Pole Journey Facebook page. Tuesday, … Read Update

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Pacific Northwest April 29, 2021

Red Road West Tour (April 23 – May 24, 2021)

The House of Tears Carvers will host a regional tour this Spring to pay respects and offer an opportunity for Northwest tribal and non-tribal communities to visit and pray with the pole. All locations can be found on our Google map and event details and live-streams are posted on the Totem Pole Journey Facebook page. … Read Update

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Lummi Nation April 23, 2021

The #RedRoadtoDC National Journey (July 14th – 30th)

After much discussion, the #RedRoadtoDC planning committee has decided to push back the original cross-country journey dates due to the pandemic. COVID has been surging in Utah and New Mexico, and Navajo Nation went back on lockdown in April. The federal government also pushed back the date of opening things up for in-person meetings. With … Read Update

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