Journey’s Route

The tentative schedule for the 2016 Totem Pole Journey is as stated below.  Please keep in mind that changes do occur and you should be checking back here periodically to keep up-to-date with when and where the Journey is.  Details on Blessing Stops will also be provided here once they are confirmed.

Schedule revision as of August 23,  2016.  

Changes to the original route were made to accommodate a planned gathering at the Camp of Sacred Stones on Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball in North Dakota. Blessing stops for Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) and Yakama (Washington, U.S.) were cancelled as their leadership will be joining other First Nation and U.S. Indian Nation leaders in Standing Rock from August 29 – 31, 2016.

Thursday, August 18th – Totem Pole Journey Presentation

Totem Pole Journey crew and guests will be making a presentation about the upcoming 2016 Totem Pole Journey.  Guest speakers to be announced.  Ceremonial Blessing of the Totem Pole will be held on August 23rd (see below).
Location:  Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth St., Bellingham, WA
Time:  7:00 pm
More info at:  2016 Bellingham, WA Blessing Stop


Tuesday, August 23rd – Morning Ceremonial Blessing

This event is the Ceremonial Blessing of the Totem Pole (no speakers, just the Blessing)
Location:  Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth St., Bellingham, Washington, U.S.
Time:  9:00 am
More info at:  2016 Bellingham, WA Blessing Stop


Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23rd and August 24th

Tseil-Waututh First Nation
Vancouver, British Columbia Province, Canada
Location:  Grandview Park, 1657 Charles Street and Commercial Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Time:  5:30 pm
More info at:  2016 Tsleil Waututh First Nation – Vancouver, British Columbia


Thursday, August 25th – Blessing and Celebration

Seattle, WA, U.S.
Location:  St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
10th Ave. E., Seattle, WA
Time:  4:00 pm – Blessing
Time:  6:00 pm – Celebration
More info at:  2016 Seattle, WA Blessing Stop


Friday, August 26th

Longview, Washington, U.S.
Location:  Longview Methodist Church
2851 30th Ave., Longview, WA, U.S.
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am Blessing (parking lot)
Time: 11:30 am Lunch (Side yard)
More info at:  2016 Longview Blessing Stop


Sunday, August 28th

Sandpoint, ID, U.S.
Location:  Sandpoint City Beach (Right off of 1st Avenue to the end of Bridge Street.
Sandpoint, ID, U.S.
Time: 9:00 am
More info at:  2016 Sandpoint, ID Blessing Stop


Sunday, August 28th

Missoula, Montana, U.S.
Location: Salvation Army of Missoula
355 S. Russell Street
Missoula, Montana, U.S.
Time: 4:oo pm
More info at:  2016 Missoula, MT Blessing Stop


Tuesday, August 30th – Friday, September 1st

Camp of Sacred Stones
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Standing Rock Indian Reservation
Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S.
More info at:  2016 Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, South Dakota, U.S.


Friday, September 2nd – Saturday, September 3rd

Eagle Butte
Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota, U.S.
More info at:  2016 Eagle Butte Blessing Stop


Monday, September 5th – Wednesday, September 7th

Where the Two Rivers Meet
Winnipeg, Manitoba Province, Canada
More info at:  2016 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Blessing Stop