Paddle from Seattle Support Event
Fun event supports the revival of NW Native Canoe Culture. Food, film, exhibits & more. Supports the Duwamish Raven Canoe "Paddle to Suquaxin 2012" this summer. Enjoy Indian Tacos, film from the 2010 Canoe Journey, Duwamish Youth Digital Stories, Art Gallery show Peter Boome: Salish Connections & more. Doors open 1pm, free parking.
The revival of NW Native Canoe Culture all started with "Paddle to Seattle" during the State Centennial in 1989. The Duwamish Tribe hosted the final leg of "Paddle to Seattle" event. After a 2 week voyage, on Friday, July 21, 1989; the Duwamish Tribe greeted a flotilla of 18 Native Canoes and invited them to come ashore at Golden Gardens Park on Shilshole Bay. The Duwamish Tribe hosted the final 2 day eventover 5,000 gathered, camped in the park, celebrated their cultural and enjoyed canoe races. The Canoe Journey is now a yearly event. Sponsored by CARW (Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites) & the Duwamish Longhouse.
For more information on the history of the tribal journey read "Remembering the Paddle" about the birth of the modern canoe journey in 1989. ".in 1985, dugout canoes were almost a lost art in the Pacific northwest" http://www.northkitsapherald.com/opinion/125424683.html
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center (View)
4705 W. Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|