Tribes in Pacific Northwest get ready for annual Canoe Journey

More than 100 tribes and First Nations are getting ready for the annual Canoe Journey.

This year's journey starts June 23. It will end with a
celebration hosted by the Squaxin Island Tribe of Washington from July 29 through August 5.

"The first Journey was held in 1989 to revive the canoe culture and the traditional form of travel on ancestral marine highways," The North Kitsap Heral said in an editorial. "It has grown into a cultural renaissance with economic, environmental, political and social implications.

The canoes will make stops at different reservations before they end at Squaxin Island.

Get the Story:
'Because of who we are' | 2012 Canoe Journey (The North Kitsap Herald 6/10)

An Opinion:
Editorial: Our series on the Canoe Journey (The North Kitsap herald 6/10)

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