National tour (July 14-30)



After much discussion, the #RedRoadtoDC planning committee has decided to push back the original cross-country journey dates due to the pandemic. COVID has been surging in Utah and New Mexico, and Navajo Nation went back on lockdown in April. The federal government also pushed back the date of opening things up for in-person meetings.


With everyone's safety as our first consideration, including the elders and communities leading efforts to protect sacred places, this was the right call to make. We have met with local partners and event hosts, national partners, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and members of the new Administration, and can confirm our new journey dates, July 14-30th.


Red Road to DC National Totem Pole Journey Schedule


July 14, Lummi Nation, WA

July 15, Snake River, ID

July 17, Bears Ears, UT

July 18, Chaco Canyon, NM

July 21, Black Hills, SD

July 22, Missouri River, SD

July 24, Standing Rock, ND

July 25, White Earth, MN

July 27, Bay Mills, MI

July 28-30, Washington D.C.


As of this writing, the totem pole is carved and mostly painted, It is an incredible honor to bear witness to its creation. With the pole ready ahead of schedule, the House of Tears Carvers is organizing a preliminary Pacific Northwest and West Coast tour to offer an opportunity for regional communities to visit and pray with the pole. The most current details can be found here.