Attend Events at Muckleshoot

Planning to attend the Canoe Journey related events at Muckleshoot Tribe.  

The gatherings are taking place at Muckleshoot Tribe, near
Auburn, WA.

 Photo by Rob Casey. Copyright 2006. Use with permission.  Tribal Journey 2006 - Paddle to Muckleshoot logo Elwha canoes - Skippers Phil Charles and Al Charles, Jr. 

Things are going on all day, and much of the night: songs, stories, presentations, ceremonies, plus feasting and venders booths to shop. 

Here are some links that you may wish to use as a resource. 

Event Grounds General Map at Muckleshoot. 

Detailed Maps of where things are located: events, food, restrooms, camping, parking, etc. 

Canoe Journey Map  where the canoes traveled. 

PADDLE JOURNEYs of thePacific Northwest tells some of the history and logistics of native canoe journeys.

CANOE-INFO on Native Canoe Journeys how to prepare, what to expect, how to help.

 Hope this helps, and hope you enjoy the times with the Canoe Journey events.  

Muckleshoot Hosts Canoe Families

Canoe Families Gather At Muckleshoot  

 Photo by Rob Casey. Copyright 2006. Used with permission.  Photo by Rob Casey. Copyright 2006. Used with permission.  Photo by Rob Casey. Copyright 2006. Use with permission.  

Canoes going through the Locks. Photos by Rob Casey. Copyright 2006. Photos used with permission.

Canoes Arrive Destination. Thousand Welcome Them Ashore.  

After what has been for some, a long but event-filled journey, more than 60 canoes arrived at the Sand Point canoe landing ceremonies with an emotional “Welcome Ashore” wafting over the waters of Northwest Region of Lake Washington. It was a relief to complete the journey, yet an ache that it had ended already.  

Amid traditional ceremony of grace and beauty, the canoes were welcomed, and brought ashore followed by the travel by land to the huge gathering events at Muckleshoot Tribe.  

Muckleshoot has countless time and money toward hosting the canoe families, dignitaries, journey participants, and guests for the week of August 1 through 5 with the coordinating staff being involved and participant in every part of the planning and the journey.  It is expected that several thousand people will take part in, and observe the events. Venders with food, articles of art and clothing, and much more are set up on the grounds area and ready for shoppers.   

The public may attend, keeping in mind that these are culturally significant events which are to be treated with respect and dignity. Remember to be respectful in photographing or videotaping, and mindful that certain of the ceremonies and prayers are traditionally not allowed to be recorded. Coming and going during ceremonies and presentations causes disruption and is discouraged, as is going out on the presentation floor during presentations and ceremonies.  

Basic courtesy and respect is always appropriate, and is highly appreciated.  

For more information, contact Muckleshoot Tribe ,

Auburn, WA.