Water Safety

WATER SAFETY TRAINING – May 28-29, 2010!

The Makah Canoe Society is inviting everyone to Water safety training in Neah Bay, WA, USA.

Friday, May 28: Dinner at the Neah Bay Community Hall.

Saturday, May 29 at 9 AM: Light breakfast at the hall.

Training with the EMTs starts directly after breakfast.

Around 12 Noon: Tip over training in the canoes at the beach.

About 3 PM return for walk thru with Tribal Journeys Committee of campgrounds etc.

Dinner served at 5 PM

Water safety training is a MUST for all canoe journey participants.





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


Journey Update / Alert

This alert was posted on Facebook, and they asked everyone to let other canoes know:

Makah Tribal Journey posted: PAUQUACHIN FIRST NATION has its second case of the SWINE flu confirmed, this is a deadly flu, especially for our elders and infant youth. They were designated to be a stop over for the Eastern Canoes coming down Vancouver Island, but has been stopped.


 Important Swine Flu Info on Suquamish site.. CLICK HERE.


Due to dangerous waters on the West Coast Washington route, Canoes will trailor up to Makah / Neah Bay, then paddle from there on the regular schedule.

See Status Update Report on this.. CLICK HERE.

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