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Totem pole and its messages brought to Swinomish reservation


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SWINOMISH INDIAN TRIBAL COMMUNITY — Stop No. 29 for a 24-foot totem pole carved from a 400-year-old cedar tree was the Swinomish reservation on Monday morning. The totem pole’s journey seeks to connect the past to the present while looking toward the future and voicing concerns for the protection of sacred lands and waters, and of Native Americans themselves. It’s a journey that began at the Lummi Nation reservation in February and won’t end until August when the totem pole is gifted to the Biden administration and displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. (Image courtesy of Oliver Hamlin, Skagit Valley Herald)