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Cultural celebration moves on to Suquamish | 2012 Canoe Journey

Twenty-seven canoes arrived at Point Julia, on the Port Gamble S
Twenty-seven canoes arrived at Point Julia, on the Port Gamble S'Klallam reservation, Friday during the 2012 Canoe Journey/Paddle to Squaxin. After a dinner of clams, crab and deer and elk stews, representatives of several indigenous nations shared songs, dances and honoring in the S'Klallam longhouse. Canoes are scheduled to begin arriving at Suquamish Saturday at 2 p.m.
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SUQUAMISH — Twenty-seven canoes arrived at Point Julia, on the Port Gamble S'Klallam reservation, Friday during the 2012 Canoe Journey/Paddle to Squaxin. After a dinner of clams, crab and deer and elk stews, representatives of several indigenous nations shared songs, dances and honoring in the S'Klallam longhouse.

The canoes continue on to Suquamish on Saturday, then head south for other stops en route to the territory of the Squaxin Island Tribe, July 29 to Aug. 5.

Canoe Journey events are open to the public. Here’s the schedule. Times are approximate.

Saturday

Morning: Canoes depart for Suquamish; time is tide-dependent.

1-2 p.m.: Canoes land at Jefferson Head for a rest before formal landing at Suquamish.

2 p.m.: Canoes begin arriving at Suquamish Boat Ramp. Welcoming by Suquamish Tribal leaders, elders, and royalty.

5:45 p.m.: Blessing of meal.

6 p.m.: Salmon dinner and clam bake hosted by Suquamish Tribe.

6:15 p.m.: Welcome by Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman.

7 p.m.: Protocol begins.

Sunday

7 a.m.: Breakfast provided by Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort.

2:45 p.m.: Formal welcome by Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman.

3 p.m.: Protocol begins.

6 p.m.: Blessing of meal.

6:15 p.m.: Potluck dinner provided by Suquamish Olalla Neighbors and Suquamish Tribe. Bring a side dish of fruit, salad or vegetables to 7235 NE Parkway St., Suquamish, 4-5:30 p.m. If you plan to bring food, contact Karen Platt at (206) 310-6096, k_platt@hotmail.com. 

Monday

7 a.m.: Breakfast provided by Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort.

Canoes leave for Muckleshoot.

 

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