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The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is donating a 30 foot totem pole, valued at $150,000, for the new Civic Center in Sequim. The Civic Center will house a new Police Station, City Hall, and community plaza. The totem pole will be placed on the community plaza near the corner of Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue.
“We are very excited about this generous donation from the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and feel it is the perfect symbol of the cooperative relationship that the City has long enjoyed with the Tribe,” said Sequim Mayor Candace Pratt.
The totem pole was designed by artist and carver Dale Faulstich and represents the story “Why the Sun Always Shines in Sequim” adapted by Faulstich in a story told by Mrs. Robbie Davis in Klallam Folk Tales by Erna Gunther.
“The Tribe has a long historical relationship with the City of Sequim and is proud to make this commitment to commemorate this partnership. The City represents a diverse set of cultures and interests and the Totem Pole will recognize and honor the American Indian relations” Said W. Ron Allen, Chairman of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
The new Civic Center is currently under construction and is expected to be complete mid-year 2015.