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Burke Museum - Canoe

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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):

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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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Had a wonderful first day of the canoeing season! Used honorarium to buy everyone lunch! Bring Toketai (Lolita, a Black Fish from Puget  Sound) back Home!!

Tried Tue Apr 11, to windy, not enough pullers! Tried again   Sat Apr15, Windy! Still not enough pullers!!

Hey Folks, were are you? Those who intend to travel to Campbell River need the practice, PLEASE CALL!  

If you want to go to Campbell River, fill out "I plan to travel" form. For those under 18, I need a Notarized form (both parents/Gardians) and Parents Promise signed.

Call or text to let me know when you like to practice pull.

http://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/people/russell-wilson/russell-wilson-ads/

 

TJ '17 to Cape Mudge & Campbell River

Subject to change

Jul 20  Edmonds  to  Camano Is.  24.5 miles

Jul 21  Rest

Jul 22 Camano Is. to Swinomiosh   22 miles

Jul 23 Swinomish to Samish (Antecortes)   12 miles  

Jul 24 Samish to Lopez Is  19 miles

Jul 25 Lopez Is to Roche Harbour  21 miles

Jul 26 Roche Harbour to Tsawout  12.5 miles

Jul 26 Tsawout to Tsartlip 19 miles

Jul 27  Sartlip to Duncan/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)

     Camp at We Wai Kai Campground (Quadra Is.)

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  04/17/2017

Sat Apr 22 at 10am, Gold Pk/stoljax-wali (EarthDay) 

Thu Apr 27 at 930am Gift Making at Edmonds Comm. College 20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Sat Apr 29 10am from Redondo Beach Paddle Practice

Fri-Sun May 5-7 Edmonds Comm. College PowWowBlue Heron Canoe

Thu May 11 at 930am Gift Making at Edmonds Comm. College 20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Sat May 13 at 10am from Alki Pt. Paddle Practice

Sun May 21 at 9am meet at Seattle Marina 2401 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103 for MountLake Cut Celebration

Thu May 25 at 930am Gift Making at Edmonds Comm. College 20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Fri-Sun May 26-29 Folklife

Sat Jun 3 at 9am Kent International Festival (Showare Center 625 W James St Kent, WA 98032)

Sat Jun 10 at 10am Solo Pt

Thu Jun 15 Parade of Sails-Tia Foss Waterway

Sat Jun 17 at 10am Skipper Mtg Swinomish

Sat Jun 24 at 9am Low Tide Festival meet at Redondo Beach Boat Launch

Jul  1 at 10am from Solo Pt

Sat Jul 8 at 9 am Al-Pac Elem 310 Milwaukee Blvd N, Pacific, WA 98047 Booth at Pacific City Park (accross from 319 3 Ave SE)

Jul 15 ???

 

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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 Beach - 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

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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.#

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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.

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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

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