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Salish Sea Sentinel | December 16, 2017

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2017 Tribal Canoe Journeys

2017 Tribal Canoe Journeys

Photos by Todd Peacey

Tribal Journeys is still resonating with thousands of people who attended the annual events in Campbell River this summer.

An estimated 100 canoe families were welcomed onto shore on Aug. 5 before guests spent several days engaging in protocol.

The Wei Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum nations hosted the events on their territories and paddlers from as far away as the Shinnecock Nation in Long Island, N.Y., shared songs, stories and dances.

As usual, numerous Coast Salish canoes were present including those from Snuneymuxw, Tla’amin and Klahoose nations.

Tribal Journeys will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2018, and it was recently announced that the Puyallup Tribe in Washington State will host next year’s events, slated for July 28 to Aug. 4

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