OPB: Cowlitz Tribe keeping traditions alive with Canoe Journey
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012
"Dozens of Native-Americans from the Cowlitz tribe landed on the shores of Fort Vancouver in a traditional canoelanding celebration on Tuesday.
Tanna Engdahl, a Cowlitz descent, stood at the shore with a smile, while watching almost two dozen people carried an 800 pound canoe.
“This journey is to remember that time our ancestors had of freedom of all the waterways, and it is to commemorate, not only the past, but the fact that all the descendants are alive and thriving and proud of their heritage, their tradition, their lifeway and their legacy,” she said."
Get the Story:
Native-Americans Descend On Vancouver In Ceremony
(Oregon Public Broadcasting 7/18)
Jamestown S'Klallam welcome tribal canoes; next stop, Port Townsend
(The Peninsula Daily News 7/19)
Related Stories:Editorial: Experience tribal traditions with
annual Canoe Journey
(7/13)Editorial: Tribes keep
traditions alive with annual Canoe Journey
(6/25) Tribes in Pacific Northwest get ready for annual
Join the Conversation