1245 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
Join Lummi Nation House of Tears carvers with Earth Ministry/WAIPL at St. Mark’s Cathedral to bless Q’al, a healing Totem Pole that honors our shared beliefs. We’ll celebrate Lummi Nation’s victory at “Xwe’chi’eXen” (Cherry Point) and continue strengthening alliances in defense of tribal sacred lands and waters.
3:00 Gather and smudge
With blessings all along the way, the Lummi are traveling nearly 5,000 miles with this 22 foot totem pole at the request of the Grand Chief in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This journey will bring together, honor, and strengthen relations between tribes, people of faith, civic leaders, and activists all along the way. Together, we stand up to proposed fossil fuel megaprojects and lay the foundation for equitable climate action.
This gathering is open to all! Even if you know nothing about coal export or this special Lummi tradition it’s a stunning opportunity to learn about both.
Really, it’s not every day a totem pole rolls up to the Cathedral lawn, so save the date for this inspiring celebration on August 25!
Sponsored by Earth Ministry/WAIPL, Sierra Club, and St. Mark’s Cathedral