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Canoes arrive at the Swinomish Reservation landing during the early days of the 2012 Canoe Journey. Several of the Northwest Native tribes come together annually to embark on the canoe journey. Thousands of people, hundreds of traditional canoes and dozens of tribes participate in this very important cultural event. The journey takes the canoes along the coastal waterways of Canada, Washington and Oregon, stopping each day at another native community for rest, nourishment and fellowship. The journey ends each year at a different host location where the participants, their families and the joint communities enjoy a week of grand celebration.
Native American dancers celebrate at the Arrow Lakes Pow Wow in Inchelium, WA on Memorial Weekend.
From the 2012 Inchelium Memorial Weekend Pow-wow The Native American pow wow is an important spiritual and cultural celebration with a long history. The style of regalia and type of dance will fall into one of only a few categories that each carry traditional characteristics, but the particulars will vary by dancers. This dancer is wearing Men's Traditional Regalia and the dance is full of quick movement in strict rythem with the drums.
Canoes arrive at the Swinomish Reservation landing during the early days of the 2012 Canoe Journey. Several of the Northwest Native tribes come together annually to embark on the canoe journey. Thousands of people, hundreds of traditional canoes and dozens of tribes participate in this very important cultural event. The journey takes the canoes along the coastal waterways of Canada, Washington and Oregon, stopping each day at another native community for rest, nourishment and fellowship. The journey ends each year at a different host location where the participants, their families and the joint communities enjoy a week of grand celebration.
A male dancer participates in the Arrow Lakes Memorial Day Pow Wow
A male dancer participates in the Arrow Lakes Memorial Day Pow Wow
An elder dancer is honored at the Arrow Lakes Memorial Day pow wow.
The 2011 NW Intertribal Canoe Journey traveled to the Swinomish Reservationin La Conner, WA. Here canoes sit on the banks as Canoe families celebrate the end of a long journey.
2012 Inchelium Memorial Weekend Pow-wow Traditional
2012 Inchelium Memorial Weekend Pow-wow
2012 Inchelium Memorial Weekend Pow-wow Traditional David Brown Eagle
A beautiful sunrise in Snohomish County
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