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Secretary Haaland To Welcome Totem Pole in DC
Secretary Haaland To Welcome Totem Pole in DCSummary: RED ROAD TO DC: On July 29, 2021, Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, will welcome a totem pole carved by Lummi Nation carvers at a ceremony and rally on the National Mall.
RED ROAD TO DC: On July 29, 2021, Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, will welcome a totem pole carved by Lummi Nation carvers at a ceremony and rally on the National Mall. 
The totem pole honors sacred Indigenous places and is a gift as well as an urgent call to action. Communities across the country are asking President Biden for immediate protection of sacred sites.

On July 29th, the public is invited to join the #RedRoadtoDC — online or in person — for a ceremony and rally featuring tribal leaders, Native and allied organizers, and Congresspeople. Following the event, the totem pole will be displayed in front of the National Museum of the American Indian until July 31, where a museum exhibition  of the House of Tears Carvers’ totem pole journeys is on view.

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SCHEDULE


Thursday, July 29

at the National Mall, at 3rd St SW, between Madison Drive NW and Jefferson Drive SW

2:00–2:30pm EST. Ceremony and totem pole delivery: remarks from totem pole carver, Sec. Haaland, and Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians
2:30–3:30pm EST. Rally and remarks from tribal leaders and Indigenous activists

10am5:30pm EST. People are invited to sign up online for free, timed tickets to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, where the Kwel’ Hoy: We Draw the Line exhibition about the House of Tears Carvers’ totem pole journeys is on view.

Friday, July 30

All day: Lobby day for tribal delegations from Red Road to DC physical and virtual journey stops.

11am–5pm EST. Red Road totem pole will be available for viewing and visiting outside at Maryland Ave SW, between 3rd and 4th Streets SW. Free and open to the public: .

10am5:30pm EST. People are invited to sign up online for free, timed tickets to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, where the Kwel’ Hoy: We Draw the Line exhibition about the House of Tears Carvers’ totem pole journeys is on view.

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