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 ,
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