2019 Totem Pole Journey Schedule

May, 2019: The Lummi Nation is bringing the Tokitae Totem Pole back home to the Salish Sea. Join us at blessings and events along the journey from Miami back to Lummi Nation. House of Tears carver Doug Sit Ki Kadem James and Lummi Council member Fredrick Lane will be joined by various speakers, musicians, and local Tribal representatives at each event. On this journey, we are raising awareness and support from Tokitae and her entire qwe ‘lhol mechen (resident Salish Sea orca) family. The qwe ‘lhol mechen are fighting for survival, and we must act boldly to help them. As one Lummi elder has said, “What happens to them, happens to us.”

2019 qwe lhol mechen Totem Pole Journey:  We Will Rise Again


  • May 30:  10:00-11:00 AM Miami Circle 
  • May 31: 9:30-11:00 AM Montessori School Children
  • May 31:  1:00-2:30 PM March on Miami Seaquarium
  • June 1:  10:00 AM-12:00 PM Florida Int’l University 

Los Angeles

  • June 7, 10:00-11:00 AM LA City Council (Van Nuys)
  • June 7, 7:00-8:30 PM University of California (Irvine)—Arboretum 
  • June 8, 10:00-2:00 Topanga Canyon Community Center  

San Francisco

  • June  10, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM California Academy 


  • June  11, 6:00-7:30 Ecotrust (Billy Frank Conference Ctr.)


  • June 12 6:00-7:30 Location TBD    


  • June 13, 6:00-7:30 PM Rotunda of the Whatcom County Museum (Old City Hall)

Penn Cove

  • June 14, 5:00-7:00 Coupeville Town Park


  • June 15, 1:00-3:00 Seattle Art Museum (Olympic Sculpture Park)