Canoes Take Off For Annual Journey This Week

The  canoe families from Washington and B.C. are starting to make their way toward Suquamish this week.

To follow the landing dates, where canoes will be pulling into over the course of the next two weeks, go to Nearly 100 canoes are expected to descend upon the shores of Suquamish on Monday, August 3, followed by five days of celebration of tribal ancestry.

A big note for this year – it’s the 20th anniversary of “Paddle To Seattle”, when all nations were challenged to help revive their ancestor’s natural highways. Starting in 1993, tribes have made annual two-week long canoe journeys to various nations throughout Washington and British Columbia. The journeys help teach younger generations about their tribal culture and way of life.

Several newspapers have started to report on the journey:

Kitsap Sun

Peninsula Daily News