Help us raise the companion pole of the John T. Williams Honor Totem Pole. It has been laying on it's back for almost 6 years at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. It is disrespectful to leave it laying and we need to stand it up!
We will at raise it at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center on November 10, 2018. The family will gift the companion pole to United Indians of All Tribes Foundation.
We need to raise $20,000 for: construction of the foundation and support steel post, design engineering, permits, and reception. We plan to hand carry the pole down Bernie Whitebear Way and lift it to it's resting place on the North side of the building. Reception will include a salmon bake for all attendees.
The Honor Totem Pole was raised in Seattle Center by over 100 people who carried it a mile and a half from Pier 57, on the eve of what would have been Williams' 52nd birthday on Feb. 26, 2012. Several hundred people walked with the pole that was led by Rick L Williams and family with the Sacred Water Drum Circle singing along the way.
Over a thousand people gathered at the Seattle Center , with our Elders and Tribal Leaders from many Tribes blessed the site which is now Sacred Place again for our people.
We ask for your generous support as we choose to Honor John T. Williams and family and the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation for all their good work, and years of dedication, support and care-taking of the Companion Honor Totem.
Funds will be collected and disbursed by our fiscal sponsor, The Common Acre