Kwel’ Hoy is an exhibition that connects communities protecting water, land, and our collective future.

The exhibition, created by the Natural History Museum, includes a hand crafted totem pole on a journey from the Lummi Nation of the Pacific Northwest, a stone altar initiated by members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, and stories of local peoples and their struggles to protect their homes from fossil fuel development.


Enjoy songs, brief talks, and art both indoors and outside of the Watershed Center during this free opening celebration.

Over the last 6 years, the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation has transported a totem pole across North America to communities threatened or impacted by fossil fuel projects. As the pole travels, it draws a line between dispersed but connected concerns, building an unprecedented alliance of tribal and non-tribal communities as they stand together to advocate for a sustainable relationship between humanity and the natural world.

The totem pole journey demonstrates that struggles are connected and in unity there is strength. Drawing a line in the sand, it joins communities together as one front in the collective struggle for a safe and sustainable future.

RSVP online to attend this free event opening:
The exhibit is on display at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association Center (31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington, NJ) until the end of August.