Feb. 3 at noon at Northwest Indian College
photo by Deshaun Williams
Just four months ago, the healing totem pole, carved by master carver Jewell Praying Wolf James, began a cross-country journey at the historic Lummi village site of Semiahmiah, also known as Semiahmoo.
James, a member of the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Indian Nation, drove the totem pole by truck across the United States. During its journey, the totem pole received tribal blessings on reservations in 13 states.
Today, the healing totem pole – carved with stories of healing, hope and knowledge – stands at the National Library of Medicine just outside of Washington, D.C., in Bethesda, Maryland.