Swinomish 2011 Canoe Journey Hosting


Native Tribal Canoe Journey 2011

Theme: Loving, Caring, and Sharing Together!
July 25-31, 2011

Canoe Arrival – Swinomish watefront hospitality, near La Conner, WA

Swadab’s Landing ~ 2pm Monday, July 25th

Dinner ~ 6pm

Opening Ceremony for Paddle To Swinomish ~ 8pm

Shuttle Schedule 10 am – 8 pm. CLICK HERE for printable pdf image


Mon July 25     Canoe Landing/Dinner

Tue July 26       10 am Opening Protocol Ceremony

Wed July 27     10 am Protocol

Thur July 28   10 am Protocol

Fri July 29        10 am Protocol

Sat July 30        10 am Protocol

Sun Jul 31 10 am Protocol/Closing Ceremony

Canoe Journey Headquarters
11404 Moorage Way
La Conner, WA 98257

General Information and Inquiries: 360-358- 5723  Hospitality


*Tribal Journey 2011 On the Web:

 Paddle to Swinomish 2011 Official Web Page /

 Facebook page /

Maps and routes /

Press Release pdf /


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Swinomish 2011

SWINOMISH hosts 2011 Tribal Journey.

Canoe Meetings, Canoe Schedules, Landing date, and Host communities will be posted here as soon as they become available.

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Duwamish Open House


March 27, 2010 – 11:30 am to 4:30 pm


Address: 470 W. Marginal Way SW. Seattle, WA

The Longhouse and Cultural Center includes conference rooms, commercial kitchen, and gallery.

It was featured in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine March 2009.

Contact: # 206-431-1582 / dts@qwestoffice.net

current events


Pancake Breakfast n Film Jan. 23,2010 – Red Eagle Soaring

6th Annual Pancake Breakfast / 5th Annual Children’s Film Festival   

9:30am – 11:30am at Central Lutheran Church, 1719 – 11th Ave. (one block from NWFF)

The Film Forum is located at 1515 12th Ave. (98122) on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Red Eagle Soaring will be performing at 10:30 and again at 11:30. There’s a pancake breakfast at 9:30 and Independent Family Films ALL DAY! 



Gathering of Native Artists on January 23 at Skagit County Historical Museum in La Conner, WA

La Conner – Award-winning Pacific Northwest artists will be featured at “A Gathering of Native Artists 2010” to show and sell.


Cowlitz hosting Skippers’ Meeting, Sat. Feb 13

@ Heritage Center, Puyallup Fairgrounds, Red Gate, in Puyallup, Washington. More details to follow. 

Makah Days 2009

Makah Days 2009 is On!

August 28 – 30, 2009 is the 85th Annual Makah Days Celebration. Hosted by Makah Tribe at Neah Bay, Washington, in the Northwest most point of the continental United States.

Theme is *A Journey to Wellness*.

Events throughout the three-day celebration include:

  • Traditional NW Native dancing and singing
  • Street Fair
  • Softball Tournament
  • Talent Show and Royalty Coronation
  • Fireworks show
  • Slahal Games
  • Modern Dance
  • Grand Parade
  • Traditional Salmon Bake
  • Traditional Youth Makah Dancing
  • Skippers Meeting
  • Golf Tournament


No admission fee for Makah Days events. A $10 Recreational use permit is required for hiking, camping, fishing or visiting area beaches and trails.

Canoe landing 2001


2009 Canoe Landing Protocol – Paddle to Suquamish



  • BEFORE 12 Noon, All canoes will gather at soft landing – Doe-kag-wats Beach (Jeff Head) for instructions on Official landing in Suquamish.


  • Food, water and comfort stations provided at soft landing. Skippers are in charge of own crew care.  


  • At 1 PM Canoes will enter official landing, rafted up in groups as defined by routes traveled.


  • Each canoe will give a BRIEF intro of their canoe family, Tribe of Nation.


  • Only after every canoe completes protocol will canoes come ashore.


  • Volunteers from Naval base will help carry canoes up.


  • Only Support Boats will tie to Suquamish Dock. No canoe. Larger canoes can pull over to Old Man House Park.


  • Canoes will sit in front of the sGeDadad qwA ?altx House of Awakened Culture in Downtown Suquamish.


  • Canoe Families may load canoes onto trailers next day and thru the week before 10 AM.


Penn Cove Water Festival May 16, 2009

Penn Cove Water Festival Saturday May 16, 2009  at Coupeville, WA – on Whidby Island 

The Penn Cove Water Festival features annual tribal canoe races, Native arts and crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, dance performances, artist demonstrations, authentic Native foods, children’s activities, and exhibits and displays.  More Details on events see our EVENTS page. CLICK HERE.

Event Info CLICK HERE.  / Contact and volunteer info CLICK HERE.

Saturday May 16, 2009, 11AM-6PM
Coupeville Waterfront on Whidby Island
FREE admission!

PLUS Other Special Events Friday and Sunday  

Saturday 15, 6:00 PM at the Fort Ebey State Park amphitheater. Native Storytelling with Lou LaBombard. Free Admission.

Sunday, May 17, 10:00 AM on board the Deception Pass Tour catamaran at the Coupeville Dock limit of 35 people. Cost is $35. Lou LaBombard will lead this water tour of Penn Cove, giving Native history of the area.

Tickets at Miriam’s Espresso, 200 S. Main, and the Harbor Store, 26 NW Front St. in Coupeville, or by email at consider@whidbey.net.

Canoe Race Schedule, Saturday May 16, 2009,
Races begin at 12 Noon at Capt. Coupe Boat Launch on Ninth St.
Races subject to change per types and numbers of canoes registering.

1.  Single Man Race
2.  Single Woman Race
3. Mixed Doubles Race
4.  6 Jr. Buckskin Race
5.  6 Buckskin Race
6.  6 Woman Race
7.  6 Man race
8.  11 Jr. Buckskin Race
9.  11 Buckskin Race
10.  11 Woman Race
11.  11 Man race

Contact for Canoe Races: Susan Berta: susan@orcanetwork.org

Local Whidby Island / Camano Island accommodations, dining and visitor info:  

www.WhidbeyCamanoIslands.com or www.centralwhidbeychamber.com.

Fort Ebey State Park: http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Fort%20Ebey

Driving Directions to Fort Ebey State Park and Ferry info: http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Fort%20Ebey&subject=maps

Washington State Parks General Info: http://www.parks.wa.gov/default.aspx?404;http://www.parks.wa.gov/parkpage.asp