Seattle, Washington Blessing Coming Up August 25, 2016

Apologies, having some trouble with the blog keeping up with the changes.

Totem Pole and Jewell

Lummi House of Tears Master Carver Jewell James and the 2016 Totem Pole being dedicated to the First Nations in Winnipeg, Manitoba Province, Canada

Location:  St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
10th Ave. E., Seattle, WA

3:00 Gather and smudge 

Main Event 

Moderator: The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason (Dean and Rector, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral)

4:00 Welcome 

 Ken Workman (fourth great-grandson of Chief Seattle, Duwamish Tribe)

 Processional, Seattle Peace Choir

 The Very Rev. Thomason (Dean and Rector, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral)

4:15 Speakers 

 Shasta Cano-Martin (Secretary, Lummi Indian Business Council)

 Chief Phil Lane, Jr. (Hereditary Chief of the White Swan Dakotas)

 Tarika Powell (Senior Research Associate, Sightline Institute)

 Tyson Johnston (Vice President, Quinault Nation)

5:00 Q’al: 2016 Totem Pole Journey 

 Father Patrick J. Twohy, SJ

 Jewell Praying Wolf James (Head Carver, Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers)

 LeeAnne Beres (Executive Director, Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power and Light)

5:45 Offering (The Very Rev. Thomason)

 Musical interlude, Seattle Peace Choir

5:50 Call to action and closing remarks 

 Robin Everett (Lead Organizer, Sierra Club)

6:00 Commissioning (The Very Rev. Thomason)

 Recessional, Seattle Peace Choir

Post-Event Celebration 

6:00 Food trucks, music, speakers, and individual blessings of the totem pole

8:00 End, totem pole departs for Longview, WA