CUSTOMS AND BORDER CROSSING – Between US and CANADA
US CUSTOMS Port Angeles Office.. Phone # 360-457-4311
Documents needed for crossing border for Canoe Journey – Any of these will work, according to the US Customs people in Port Angeles Office:
Native card (Tribal Issue) for adult or children.
Passport or Valid Driver’s License or Picture ID are best.
Birth certificate for minors.
Travel With Minors (anyone under age 18)
For those traveling with minors, if you are the custodial parent you only need the birth certificate or tribal ID card. If you are not the custodial parent (other relative/friend), you must have a signed, notarized statement from the custodial parent giving temporary custody for the designated period away with permission to provide medical treatment. The permission to provide medical treatment is VERY IMPORTANT.
Thank you Linda for providing this information!
ITEMS ALLOWED TO BRING ACROSS:
Dried fish… Yes
Jarred fish and jams… Yes
Cedar bark… Yes if it’s in the form of regalia or has been worked with for baskets or other items. (Not if it’s *raw* cedar bark… unwashed or undried.)
Eagle Feathers… Yes if in use by Native individuals, for Native purposes.
(This info is according to US Customs Office in Port Angeles, WA. 06-09-09)