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Paddle to Lummi | Tribal Canoe Journey

Paddle to Lummi | Tribal Canoe Journey
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Date: Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cost: Free
Lummi Stommish Grounds 2295 Lummi View Drive Bellingham, WA Contact:
(360) 312-2182 Event Categories:
Event Website:https://paddletolummi.org/
Event Details:

The Lummi Nation would like to extend an invitation to “Paddle to Lummi” and the 2019 “Honoring Our Way of Life” ceremony.

The Lummi people are honored to welcome all our relations traveling the traditional highways of the ancestors to participate in this year’s journey. Together we will celebrate, honor and preserve the unique cultural heritage of the Coast Salish people. We are expecting approximately 10,000 people and over 100 canoes coming to our shores. As canoes arrive on the beach, they must request permission to come ashore and is formally greeted by a Lummi Leader.

After each arrival, we will share in potlatch traditional song, dance, and testimonies that have provided our people over the generations with hope, healing, and happiness.

The journey honors the rich traditions of Coast Salish tribes of the Northwest, who travel the waters to meet and gather for trade, ceremony, and celebration. Canoe Journey holds special significance to Coast Salish Tribes as it truly honors and nourishes the unique relationships and connections with the land and the water.