CANOE JOURNEY: Alki Beach stop this week

(WSB photo, July 2018)

On Thursday, some of the canoe families participating in this year’s Intertribal Canoe Journey, the Paddle to Lummi, will stop at Alki Beach. We’ve confirmed with the Alki-hosting Muckleshoot Tribe‘s cultural director Willard Bill Jr. that they are expected to start arriving around noon on Thursday. Fewer canoes this year because the journey is northbound – he says they’re expecting about 15. They will then travel by land to the Muckleshoot Powwow Grounds in Auburn and depart Alki on Friday morning for the next stop – here’s a map of the stops before and after (those stopping here will have been with the Puyallup Tribe the night before, and headed to Suquamish the night after). Every year a different tribe/nation in the region hosts the celebration at the end of the journey route.

3 Replies to "CANOE JOURNEY: Alki Beach stop this week"

  • Friend O'Dinghus July 17, 2019 (4:53 am)

    I love learning about Native American culture & custom. Thank you for allowing us all to enjoy and learn from your history, thus becoming more thoughtful stewards of nature. Safe journey to you all.

  • Ta July 17, 2019 (10:30 pm)

    Keep in mind they’ll be “arriving at noon” but in their own time. Quoting Native American time is a risky business. Non-natives need to show up with Native expectations…not their own. 

  • Jeff Nelson July 19, 2019 (6:27 pm)

    I send a blessing from GREAT SPIRIT and EARTH MOTHER. Be proud!!! Be Strong!!!! Be Safe!!!andwhen your arms get heavy and tired , start paddling from your heart… and sing the songs of your  grandfathers and his fathers for strength . I will be standing on the shores of the LUMMI NATIONpounding my drum in celebration on your arrival… So proud!!!

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