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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)


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TJ '16

Subject to change

Tue July 19   Gather at Lummi Nation

Wed July 20  Leave Birch Bay  arive  Lummi    15 miles

Thu July 21   Leave Lummi to Sammish   19.5 miles

Fri July 22    Leave Sammish arrive Swinomish    12 miles

Sat July 23    Leave Swinomish   arrive Cama Beach   20 miles

Sun July 24   Leave Cama Beach  arrive Tulalip   15 miles

Mon July 25  Leave Tulalip arrive Suquamish   28 miles

Tue July 26          Stay   

Wed July 27   Leave Suquamish arrive Alki (Muckleshoot)  12.5 miles

Thu July 28   Leave Alki (Muckleshoot) arrive Pt Defiance (Puyallup)  27 miles

Fri July 29     Leave Pt Defiance (Puyallup)  arrive Odd Fellows Beach   23 miles

Sat July 30    Leave Odd Fellow Beach arrive Port of Olympia   14 miles

Sun July 31    Medicine Creek


The Salish Seas.  (MAP)



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Calendar as of  05/21/2016

Thu May 26 @1030hrs in Issaquah pull Cedar Bark

Fri May 27@1030hrs Edmonds CC gift making MtLakeT room 220

Sun May 29 Folk Life at JT Williams Memorial Pole. 5:15pm for a 5:45 performance.

Tue May 31 @ 1030hrs in Issaquah pull Cedar Bark

Sat Jun 4 @ am  Kent International Festival (Showare Center) James St at about 5th Meet at 9:30am for a 1010 performance.

Sun Jun 5 Low Tide Festival - Mauray Is Meet at Redondo at 9:30am for a paddle

Sat Jun 11

Sat Jun 18

Sat Jun 25

Sat Jul 1

Mon July 4

Sat Jul 9

Mon Jul 18 gather at Lummi for Tribal Journey '16 Start with Nooksak from Birch Bay on morn of the 20th

Sat Aug 13 Soos Creek Botanical Garden

Mon Aug 15Chinook Paddle on Columbia River gather at Plankhouse no earlier than 4pm



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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