The House of Tears Carvers cordially invite you to our visit and blessing ceremony at Shoshone Falls Overlook on the Snake River in Twin Falls, ID from 4:00-5:00 pm MDT on July 1.
Shoshone Falls are named for the Lemhi Shoshone or Agaidika (“Salmon eaters”) people. The Shoshone, Bannock and Paiute peoples depended on the Snake River’s immense salmon runs as their primary food source. Before dams on the Snake River blocked the migration of salmon from the Pacific Ocean, the falls were the upstream limit of salmon migration in the Snake River – 647 miles from the mouth of the Columbia River.
Please join us as we continue our journey to draw attention and action to sacred places and Indigenous rights. Idaho Rivers United, Idaho Conservation League, Idaho Chapter of the Sierra Club, Trout Unlimited and the upper Snake River Salmon People are co-hosting this event. Please note that a $5 park entrance fee will be charged to each vehicle entering the Park.
This summer, the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation are transporting a 24-foot totem pole they carved from Washington State to Washington D.C. As this pole travels it draws lines of connection–honoring, uniting and empowering communities working to protect sacred places. It carries the spirit of the lands it visits and the power and prayers of communities along the way.