Totem Pole Welcome

Dear friends,
We just wanted to let you know about 2-events that are being held in Alberta over the next few days that would definitely be great to check-out.

Event One and Two: Totem Pole Welcome

In August and September 2014, the Lummi Nation’s House of Tears Carvers, who have created a tradition of carving and delivering totem poles to areas struck by disaster or otherwise in need of hope, healing and protection, will deliver an 20-foot red cedar totem pole, to the sacred territory of the Beaver Lake Cree First Nation in Alberta in the tar sands. The totem pole will travel 10,000 Kms over three weeks through South Dakota, Montana, Washington, BC and Alberta, stopping in communities affected by coal, tar sands, Bakken oil extraction, shipment and storage.

The journey is about sharing Indigenous traditional values and knowledge and creating a cross-cultural dialogue with the broader community about what’s at stake with fossil fuel extraction, export, and consumption.

Help welcome this sacred Totem to Alberta:

Calgary: Thursday, Sept 4, 12 pm Noon – 1 pm , James Short Park (115 – 4 Ave SW) –

Edmonton: Friday, Sept 5, 10:00 , Alberta Legislature Front steps –

Hope to see you all there for this very sacred and important events.

In solidarity,

Mike and Chris-Ann

Alberta Tar Sands Network · Canada
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