Lummi Nation totem carver Sit ki kadem, also called Doug James, explains the meaning of the elements of a totem that is traveling the United States on its way to Washington, D.C., during a stop on Tuesday at the Lower Elwha Reservation near Port Angeles. The journey, dubbed the Red Road to D.C., included a stop at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Sequim on Tuesday. The 25-foot totem will be featured this fall at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. It is scheduled to return May 25 for an appearance at Port Angeles City Pier. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Lummi Nation totem carver Sit ki kadem, also called Doug James, explains the meaning of the elements of a totem that is traveling the United States on its way to Washington, D.C., during a stop on Tuesday at the Lower Elwha Reservation near Port Angeles. The journey, dubbed the Red Road to D.C., included a stop at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Sequim on Tuesday. The 25-foot totem will be featured this fall at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. It is scheduled to return May 25 for an appearance at Port Angeles City Pier. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Traveling totem

Lummi Nation totem carver Sit ki kadem, also called Doug James, explains the meaning of the elements of a totem that is traveling the United States on its way to Washington, D.C., during a stop on Tuesday at the Lower Elwha Reservation near Port Angeles.

The journey, dubbed the Red Road to D.C., included a stop at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Sequim on Tuesday.

The 25-foot totem will be featured this fall at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. It is scheduled to return May 25 for an appearance at Port Angeles City Pier.

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