Followup: 4 days after Alki departure, tribal canoes’ final stop

July 30, 2012 at 4:32 am | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

So many people crowded the Olympia shore on Sunday to see the arrival of nearly 100 tribal canoes, that video is as close as Anne from Ventana Construction (WSB sponsor) could get to see the local participants – her clip shows the Duwamish Raven Canoe arriving in Budd Inlet. The southernmost reach of Puget Sound was the destination for the Paddle to Squaxin, which included – as we reported last Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – an Alki Beach stop along the way. The Olympian reported on Sunday’s arrivals, all greeted by the Squaxin Island Tribe, which is this year’s host for the tribes visiting from all over the Pacific Northwest, some of whom have been paddling for more than a month. The gathering there, the weeklong Potlatch Protocol, will officially begin at 10 am today – and a live stream is promised on this webpage.

2 Comments

  1. Those traditional canoes are so cool! Western red-cedar is such a useful tree.

    Comment by LivesInWS — 7:56 am July 30, 2012 #

  2. We enjoyed seeing the canoes again this year, and the conversations we had with some of those on this Journey. What a wonderful opportunity, as well as hard work, for those participating in this annual event.

    Comment by Eilene Hutchinson — 1:55 pm July 30, 2012 #

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