The Red Road to DC arrived in the nation’s capital on July 28, following a 20,000-mile journey across the nation. Over 115 stops, a group of elders and carvers from the Lummi Nation raised awareness of the need to protect sacred sites and tribal rights.
This totem carries the hopes of everyone who has laid hands on it. It is a heavy load to carry because we know that all of our actions inform our future. I have hope for the future because it’s ingrained in who we are as people. pic.twitter.com/BctSddQCW7— Secretary Deb Haaland (@SecDebHaaland) July 29, 2021
Thumbnail photo by Tami Heilemann / U.S. Department of the Interior