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. They are expecting approximately 10,000 people and over 100 canoes traveling to their shores. With the arrival of canoes, 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, water, and one another. The Lummi people are delighted and honored to host this year’s event.
-Description from Paddle to Lummi 2019 website: Click here to view Paddle to Lummi 2019 website