LACEY UNVEILS TOTEM POLE IN SPECIAL CEREMONY
LACEY, WA, August 4, 2014: There’s a new addition to the Lacey City Hall that is sure to get the attention of anyone entering the lobby. It’s an eleven foot totem pole, intricately carved from a single cedar tree and set in a base of rocks from the Nisqually River. The public is invited to view the totem pole anytime during normal business hours in the City Hall lobby at 420 College Street SE in Lacey.
The totem pole was a gift given to the Lacey City Council from the Nisqually Tribal Council. The totem was unveiled and dedicated at a special ceremony last week, featuring sacred ceremonies and performances by the Nisqually Indian Tribe. The gift was given earlier this year at the signing of a historic accord between the two councils to symbolize mutual goals and a collaborative partnership.
“On behalf of the Lacey City Council, I would like to thank the Nisqually Tribal Council for this very meaningful and heartfelt gift,” stated Mayor Andy Ryder at the dedication ceremony. “We, and all who enter this building from this time forward, will be reminded of our partnership when greeted by this stately Totem Pole.”
Nisqually Tribal Council Chairperson Cynthia Iyall stated that “we value the partnership between the Nisqually Tribe and the City of Lacey. This Totem Pole expresses how important our future is, and the path we will walk together.”
For more information, please call Lacey Public Affairs at (360) 491-3214 or email email@example.com.
- Liz Gotelli, Director, Lacey Public Affairs and Human Resources Department; (360) 491-3214; firstname.lastname@example.org