Tag Archives: Canoe Journey

Swinomish Tribe hosts representatives from Australian aboriginal groups

The Skagit Valley Herald reports on a Rotary Club exchange between Australian aboriginal groups and northwest Washington tribes. The Australians arrived in Canada May 1 and then traveled to Skagit County this week, spending Monday at the Swinomish Indian reservation. The members of the group — Jolleen Hicks, Tim Brown, Donna Johnston, Brooke-Louise O’Donnell and […]

Coast Salish-USGS partnership honored with Partners in Conservation Award

The Coast Salish – U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Tribal Journey Water Quality Project was recognized with the Department of the Interior’s Partners in Conservation Award. The award recognizes the strength of collaborative activities such as the USGS partnership with the Coast Salish Western Washington Tribes and British Columbia First Nations. This cooperative effort combined traditional […]

Tribes Blend Canoe Tradition with Science

During this summer’s annual Canoe Journey, Northwest tribes plan to blend modern science with traditional ways, by collecting water quality data from their canoes. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is assisting with the technology, which was first used with canoes last year on the Yukon River. As paddlers make their journey, a 15-pound probe about […]

Lummi hosts largest potlatch in 70 years

Indian Country Today quotes Billy Frank Jr. and Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman in this article about the Lummi potlatch: Billy Frank Jr., chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, beamed as he looked out over the thousands of people crowding the beach at Lummi July 30. ”It is one of the greatest days in our […]

Paddling to the Potlatch

The Skagit Valley Herald quotes Billy Frank in a story about the canoe journey and potlatch at Lummi Nation: Monday marked the beginning of a weeklong potlatch — an ancient tribal gathering that includes singing, dancing and inter-tribal treaty talks for dozens of coastal tribes from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska. (more…)

Tribal paddlers arrive for festivities

The Bellingham Herald has two stories today on the arrival of the canoes: Tribal paddlers arrive for festivities Volunteers help tribal paddle event go smoothly Thousands flocked to the shores of Lummi Reservation on Monday as nearly 80 canoes landed there — some after almost a month of travel — marking the start of the […]

Tribes to gather at treaty site

The Seattle Times and the P-I both reported on a historic gathering of the Point Elliott Treaty tribes tomorrow in Mukilteo. The Seattle Times: More than 150 years ago, Native tribes from across the Puget Sound region signed a treaty in Mukilteo giving up their land in exchange for reservations, cash and tribal fishing and […]