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Lushootseed - Puyallup language






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The following is an excerpt from Anita's Story (Tribal Journeys 2007 Paddle to Lummi):

Mary was skipper on the Blue Heron and Ire was lead puller on the Raven. For a few private moments when other people were talking back and forth across the canoes, Mary and Ire were sharing their experiences in Lushootseed. It was moving to me. How long has it been since people have talked between canoes in Lushootseed, having an authentic, non-rehearsed exchange in traditional canoes?


Thank  you  Laughs-a-lot (Anita)




TJ '17 to Cape Mudge & Campbell River

Subject to change

Jul 19  Redondo Beach   to  Suquamish  30 miles

Jul 20 Suquamish  to Tulalip Bay  37 miles

Jul 21 Tulalip  to Swinomiosh   39 miles

Jul 22 Swinomish to Samish (Antecortes)   12 miles  

Jul 23 Samish to Lopez Is  19 miles

Jul 24 Lopez Is to Roche Harbour  21 miles

Jul 25 Roche Harbour to Tsawout  12.5 miles

Jul 26 Tsawout to Sartlip 19 miles

Jul 27  Sartlip to Cowichan 16 miles

Jul 28 Cowichan to Ladysmith/Shell Beach  24 miles

Jul 29 Shell Beach to Nanaimo   27 Miles

Jul 30 Nanaimo to Nanoose   23 miles

Aug 1  Nanoose to Qualcum Beach   28 miles

Aug 2 Qualcum Beach to Comox   25 miles

Aug 3  Comox to Miracle Beach   14 miles

Aug 4  Rest

Aug 5  Miracle Beach to Cape Mudge   12 miles

     Empty canoe trailers to lot beside Home Depot (Campbell River)

Aug 5 Cape Mudge (Quadra Is)  Camp at We Wai Kai Campground

Aug 6     "

Aug 7 Campbell River Spit, Camp at Quinsam Reserve (Campbell River)

Aug 8 Protocol at Campbell River Big House


We will travel again with the Samish. 


   TJ '18 to Puyallup



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Calendar as of  03/10/2017

Mar 23  Gift making continues at Edmonds Comm. College 9:30am in Brier rm 2xx

Still to cold and windy.  Watch for canoe practice.




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The Blue Heron

The (Great) Blue Heron has a subspecies that does not migrate. One  such colony is in the Black River (not now existing) area located  between Renton and Tukwila. A potential subdivision now threatens  this colony. There is a effort to save this colony. See: http://www.heronsforever.org/



Redondo - From I-5 between Federal Way and Kent take Exit 147 (S. 277 St) turn west. Go past Pac. Hiway S. At top of bluff road will turn south and wind down to water. Just past Salty's Restaurant is a pay-to park lot. parking on street may be unavailable. #Redondo

Solo Point - From I-5 south of Tacoma take Exit 119  and head west. Immediately after the RR tracks veer right onto the Steilacoom-Dupont Rd. At 2.0 miles turn left (west) onto a paved road. On your left will be brown Wa. St. outline sign.  Stay on this road for 2 more miles until you meet the water and boat launch.#Solo point

Alki Pt. -  from I-5 take the West Seattle Freeway. Take the Avalon-Harbor Ave exit/ Turn right onto Harbor Ave. Just pass Salty's and Alki Crab is Kayak and skin dive park. Take second drive to boat launch.

Dance Team - From I-405 South  Take the Coal Creeek PKWY Exit 10 and turn right onto Coal Creek PKWY for .4 miles then turn left onto Factoia BLVD SE for 1.2 miles (past Factoria Mall) It becomes 128 Pl SE. Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two blocks on your right.

Dance Team - From I-90 Seattle  Take the Exit 10B/Richards Rd for .1 miles then turn left onto Factoia BLVD SE/128 Pl SE Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two blocks on your right. 

Dance Team - From I-405 North Take Exit 12/SE 8th ST turn left onto SE 8th ST for .5 miles. then veer right onto Richards Rd SE for 1.3 miles’ Then turn right onto SE 32 ST. It will be about two blocks on your right.

 Dance Team - From I-90 East    Take Exit 11 and veer right on ramp Then turn left onto SE EastgateWay for 1.5 miles. Turn right on 128 Pl SE Turn left onto SE 32 ST It will be about two blocks on your right.

Cathaloptle Plankhouse - South on I-5 to exit 14 -west on SR 501 2.5 miles to Stop light/sign - right (north) on to Main about .8 mile - left into Wild Life Refuge