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Totem pole’s inspiring journey to D.C. includes Bay Area stops


Click here or the image below for story in The Mercury News from June 4th, 2021.

SAN LEANDRO, CA – JUNE 3: Members of the public take part in a Totem Pole blessing ceremony during a stop made by the House of Tears Carvers in San Leandro, Calif., on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The San Leandro stop is one of many the House of Tears Carvers are making during the Red Road to DC Totem Pole, held to inspire the United States to protect Sacred Sites. Hailing from the Lummi Nation in Washington State, The House of Tears Carvers are celebrating their 20th Anniversary of the Totem Pole Journey. This year’s Totem Pole is carved from a 400-year-old red cedar tree weighing nearly 5,000 pounds and is over 24 feet in length. The Great Old Broads for Wilderness, NorCal sponsored the San Leandro stop. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)