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Canoe Journey to Muckleshoot

Published: July 28, 2023


Native and non-Native folk are welcome to join the Coast Salish Tribes as they paddle to Muckleshoot July 30-August 5, for a week of celebration of culture and connection. Canoes from tribes around the region, including the Lummi Nation, will land on Alki Beach on July 30. The main events and Protocol happen all week at the Muckleshoot Cultural Center, July 31-Aug. 6.

Canoe Journey is a contemporary gathering bringing the people together to reaffirm alliances and kinship ties. The canoe has been, and continues to be, a vessel carrying individuals and communities to wellness through sharing with one another. Sharing place, traditional foods, song and dance to feed spirit, mind, and bodies.

Some Bellingham Friends participated in the Paddle to Lummi a few years ago by helping make gifts for each attender at the gathering here, or by attending a portion of the festivities.

To learn more . . .

Click here to watch “Paddle to Muckleshoot,” an invitation (49 sec.).
Click here to watch “Muckleshoot Canoe Journey,” a brief history (3 min. 25 sec.).

from Virginia Herrick, Bellingham Friends Meeting (7/26/2023)