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Remember to stay informed of the upcoming events, and find the details on the Events page on this site – CLICK HERE.

Do you have news, events, info, announcenemts that your tribe or canoe family wants to get out to the widest possible audience. Let us know so we can post your info on this site.

We can also cross-promote your info on several other sites and message boards so even more people can become aware.  Our sites receive thousands of hits each day so your info can reach a much larger audience than you could ever imagine. Just let us know your news, announcements, updates, etc.. We are here to serve the communities.

Please remember to include: Title of event, Location and Address, Dates, Times, Contact person, etc.

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Paddle to Elwha 2005


Feb – March 2009 Events


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

5:00 PM Dinner @ Elders Dining Room

6:00 PM Meeting @ Tribal Council Chambers in Tribal Administration Building

Contact person: Tina Jackson


Intertribal Canoe Meeting Feb. 14 hosted by Quileute

Location: Akalat Gym in La Push, WA

Address: # 1 Byyak Way, La Push, WA

2 PM Meeting with snacks

5 PM Dinner, followed by Coastal Jam

Contact phone at Akalat Kitchen: 360-374-7620



Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Canoe Family Hosts Coastal Gathering, Fri. Feb. 20
AND the Stan Purser Memorial POW-WOW, Sat. Feb. 21

Contact person: Laura Price, Port Gamble S’Klallam Canoe Family


Squaxin Island Tribe hosts the 2nd Annual Sa-Heh-Wa-Mish Days Pow Wow

Dates: February 21-22, 2009

Location: Little Creek Casino Resort


 Grand Entry:

1:00 PM Saturday

12 Noon Sunday

Limited vendor space available ($150/space)

Contact Darlene Krise 360.427.3027


Powwow Hotel Rates (tax applies): Fri & Sat $82, Sun $67

For Reservations, Call 1-800-667-7711 or 360-427-7711


Suquamish Community House Opening Ceremonies

Tribal Communities: Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009

General Public: Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Street Address:

7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish, WA 98392


Program includes:

Traditional Blessing, Lunch, Speakers, Giveaway, Dinner, Song and Dance


Event Contacts:

Leonard Forsman

Tina Jackson  



Suquamish Renewal Pow Wow, March 27, 28 & 29, 2009

Celebrating Healthy Lifestyles
Friday March 27
Dinner: 5PM, followed by Coastal Gathering  

Saturday March 28
Grand Entry: 1PM and 7PM

Dinner Break: 5PM


Sunday March 29
Brunch: 11AM

Grand Entry: 1PM 

Pow Wow Info Contacts:
James Old Coyote
Craig Miller    




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Vi Hilbert services Dec. 26-27, 2008

Subject: Draft Schedule Vi Hilbert services

To All,


Please pass this on to everyone so we can get word out to as many as possible.

Tentative schedule for Vi Hilbert funeral arrangements.

Friday, Dec.26, 2008

3:00pm: Arrive at Upper Skagit Gymnasium

              Doby Tom family will sing Vi in

              John Cayou, Jr Opening Prayer 


              Open Floor for sharing stories about Vi

5:00pm: Dinner

6:00pm: Social hour

7:00pm: All Denominational Prayer service

9:00pm: End 

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008

10:00am: Funeral Service Conducted by John Cayou, Jr. Shaker Minister

12:00pm: Lunch

 1:30pm: Family Giveaway


This is all tentative but the family wanted everyone to have an idea about the tentative schedule. The start times are set, this information wasn’t included in the obituary notice.


Information provided by:

Brian Cladoosby Chair Swinomish

Losses in Upper Skagit and Samish

We grieve the loss of dear Vi Hilbert; a true model of strength, gentleness, humility and grace. We remember her fondly as an Educator, Storyteller, Historian, Preserver of the Language and Culture, Honored Elder and friend. Vi will be greatly missed in all the Tribal Communities. We love and admire Vi, and that could never change. Our prayers go out for family and all our people during this time of loss.

Vi passed, on Friday, December 19, 2008. The Wake will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, and Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27. Both will be located at the Upper Skagit gym. More info at: , and

Prayers also for the family of Mary Hansen of Samish Nation who passed on Wednesday. These are difficult times of sorrow and loss for our communities. Please keep each other in prayers all through the winter – for safety and health and all needed provisions.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the National Congress of American Indians team up

PRESS RELEASE: Posted Wed, 14 Nov 2007 DENVER, Nov. 14, 2007/PRNewswire/ — Today, at the 64th Annual Conference of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and NCAI previewed a new communications campaign designed to raise awareness and reduce use of the highly addictive drug methamphetamine in Native communities.

The research-based campaign, which includes public service messages for radio and print, as well as posters, is the first national meth prevention initiative developed specifically for Indian Country. 

“This is one of the most important collaborations NCAI has ever been a part of,” said NCAI President Joe A. Garcia. “This is a crucial component of our ongoing fight against meth in Indian Country. Meth has a hold on Native communities and it is devastating to see Indian people suffer in its grasp. This educational initiative will undoubtedly save lives.”

Read entire Press Release CLICK HERE.  

MORE on this topic CLICK HERE.


4 Drug-Free Communities .. CLICK HERE.  

Finding Help .. CLICK HERE.   

Real People In Recovery .. CLICK HERE.   

Take Action Against Meth .. CLICK HERE.   

Anti meth posters for Indian Country on “No Xcuse” .. CLICK HERE.


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