As tribal canoes from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond travel to Bella Bella, British Columbia, you can follow their progress and see pictures at www.canoejourneymaps.orgTo see the progress on a map, see map.
The North Kitsap Herald posted an article about area tribes kicking off the journey to Bella Bella, British Columbia for the 2014 Tribal Canoe Journey. From the story: Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman is pulling in the Suquamish canoe to Bella Bella. “The Journey is a cultural, spiritual, ceremonial and social event,” he said. “The Journey […]
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire arrived on the shores of the Swinomish reservation today on the canoe Salmon Dancer with Swinomish Chairman Brian Cladoosby. Salmon Dancer was one of more than 100 canoes participating in the Tribal Canoe Journey. View more photos of the landing on NWIFC’s Flickr feed. Read more about the Canoe Journey and […]
Canoe families already are on their way to Swinomish for the annual Tribal Canoe Journey. A landing schedule and map can be found on the Paddle to Swinomish 2011 website. According to the official press release: Beginning July 25th, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community will host The Tribal Canoe Journey (TCJ). Swinomish will welcome over […]
Canoes are scheduled to land Monday, July 25 at Swinomish for this year’s Tribal Canoe Journey. Over the weekend, Marylin Bard, daughter of noted Quinault educator Emmett Oliver, spoke at Coast Salish Day in Bellingham about the birth of the modern Canoe Journey in 1989. From the North Kitsap Herald: The Suquamish and the Duwamish […]
Indian Country Today writes about the upcoming Paddle to Swinomish and its cultural, environmental, economic and political importance: The Canoe Journey started in 1989 to revive a traditional form of travel on the ancestral highways of the coastal Pacific Northwest. Every year, more than 100 indigenous canoes travel from their territories to a host nation, […]
This year’s annual paddle journey is underway this week in Neah Bay where the Makah Tribe is hosting the 86 canoes. Pictures from parts of the journey and landing in Neah Bay can be found on the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Facebook page.
The Marysville Globe features a Tulalip canoe family: The Tulalip Tribes hosted a number of other tribes, who arrived in their canoes on the shores of Tulalip Bay during the late afternoon of July 11, as part of the assembled tribes’ 21st annual canoe journey. Nine canoe crews, plus one from Tulalip, took part in […]
The Associated Press had the following story about the Tribal Canoe Journey: TSAWWASSEN, British Columbia — Pushing off one morning from a beach riddled with dead eelgrass, skipper Larry Nahanee plunked a scientific probe into the water and steered the hand-carved cedar canoe toward the next landing. His ancestors, the Coast Salish Indians, had paddled […]
Tribal canoes are participating in a water quality study in partnership with the USGS for a second year. Five canoes will tow water quality probes during the annual Tribal Canoe Journey, which culminates at Suquamish Aug. 3-8. The Daily Herald: To learn about what happens on and in the water, one of the best places […]