Video: Squaxin Island Tribe’s First Salmon Ceremony

Yesterday at the Arcadia boat launch near Shelton, the Squaxin Island Tribe held their annual First Salmon Ceremony. The public event marks the beginning of the salmon fishing season for the tribe and honors the salmon that are central to the tribe’s culture.

Here is a photo gallery of the event.

Below the jump is a five minute movie featuring food preparations for the event.