Tribal Canoe Journey

wow – what an amazing adventure the Paddle to Suquamish was this year.  We were moved to tears, laughed, danced, sang, spent all our money, spent our friends’ money, feasted, and took in all of the warmth and hospitality of the Suquamish and the love of our brothers and sisters, aunties and uncles.  We thought we’d share some pictures with you all, to give you an idea of what it was like.  We cannot wait until next year’s Paddle to Makah!

we were all moved to tears

we were all moved to tears

canoe landing protocol

canoe landing protocol

canoes landing

canoes landing

canoes line the beach

canoes line the beach

canoes gathering in the Sound

canoes gathering in the Sound

Blue Heron canoe puller Pamela Masterman

Blue Heron canoe puller Pamela Masterman

Putting in at Golden Gardens, Seattle

Putting in at Golden Gardens, Seattle

salmon feast

salmon feast

canoes coming in from the Sound

canoes coming in from the Sound

feast time at Suquamish

feast time at Suquamish

hawaiians joining in

hawaiians joining in

Marilyn Wandrey and Pat John welcome the canoes

Marilyn Wandrey and Pat John welcome the canoes

canoe landing at Suquamish

canoe landing at Suquamish

Michelle Sanidad

Michelle Sanidad

welcoming drum

welcoming drum

more canoes coming in

more canoes coming in

protocol - Suquamish Longhouse

protocol - Suquamish Longhouse

Aaron keepin it real for the T's

Aaron keepin it real for the T's

Chief Frank Nelson - Tlingit canoe

Chief Frank Nelson - Tlingit canoe

our youths are our future

our youths are our future

Williams family canoe

Williams family canoe

enjoying Protocol

enjoying Protocol

The Tsunigwungis Canoe

The Tsunigwungis Canoe

Coming into shore

Coming into shore

thousands gathered for the landing

thousands gathered for the landing

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3 Responses to “Tribal Canoe Journey”

  1. Thank you Chris for sharing these beautiful pictures! This was the 20th Anniversary of the Tribal Canoe Journey. It was a very powerful journey. I was blessed with the wonderful opportunity to pull on our lil sister canoe with my three sisters and my mother Toni. First time there was 5 Sheldon women on one canoe! My mother was the only female to pull on our canoe in 1989 Paddle to Seattle. She started this tradition for us and we are now passing in onto our children! I am so grateful for my late uncle Jerry Jones who made sure our canoes were here for my son and his children to come! 🙂 t’igwicid Suquamish for being such a great host! We are all so excited for Makah 2010! It’s going to be amazing out there!

  2. Pamela Masterman Says:

    Gunalcheesch Gunalcheesch Gunalcheesh, thank you thank you thank you to Chris for these incredible shots!! I was honored to experience the “journey” for the first time by pulling for Blue Heron on the last stretch Shilshoe Bay to Suquamish! We all experienced countless canoe journey moments and lessons during this wonderful community gathering. I am still feeling INTENSE joy! Mossy chinama (thank you in Quinalt language) to Suquamish for the generosity, kindness and hospitality, so freely given!

  3. who is dis who posted this get it right

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