Seattle to review totem poles for cultural sensitivity

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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle is planning to review the iconic totem poles located in the city in consideration of cultural concerns.

KOMO-TV reports that the Seattle City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal for landmarks boards and city agencies to evaluate the public art works.  

The council would then engage with community members on the art’s historical and cultural relevance to decide the next steps.

Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, had called for such a review last summer and took issue with the city seal that features a “fake” Chief Seattle.

Totem poles are one of the city’s icons and can be seen in school campuses, government office buildings and city parks, including next to the famous Pike Place Market.

There’s no cost associated with the proposal.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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6 thoughts on “Seattle to review totem poles for cultural sensitivity

  1. ‘The council would then engage with community members on the art’s historical and cultural relevance to decide the next steps.’…

    Translation: there will be a warm fuzzy community meeting so the sheeple think they have input into the outcome BUT the decision has already been made

  2. When folks start to realize the Antif-ites in the Pacific Northwest couldn’t care less about Native American culture, let me know. But what else can be expected but using Totem Poles to destroy “indian” culture when they used today’s tripe-ridden “pop” autotuned music to destroy black, white, Hispanic popular culture? Queen Be-yonce, eh? Gee thanks Jay-Hova and Miss “Pray to Satan” Rihanna and “Roman-ized” Nicki Minaj for destroying todays popular music, with a little Drake thrown in….I’ll take Gordon Lightfoot and Buffy St. Marie over PC totem poles any day!

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