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Yelm area welcomes Paddle to Nisqually guests this weekend thru Aug. 6

“Tribal canoes were arriving at Alki Beach in Seattle as part of an annual Native American celebration.”
Photo credit: KING 5-TV News, Seattle

– “Tribal canoes arrive at Seattle beach in annual celebration”
“Dozens of tribal canoes were arriving at Alki Beach in Seattle as part of an annual Native American celebration.

Members of the Muckleshoot Tribe greeted the boats Wednesday afternoon as part of the 2016 Paddle to Nisqually.”

“On Saturday canoes were expected to arrive at the Port of Olympia landing, where they will be greeted by members of the Nisqually Tribe,” quoting the Associated Press, KING 5-TV News.
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– “Paddle To Nisqually Canoe Journey 2016”
“On Saturday, July 30th to August 6th, between eight to fifteen thousand visitors will be arriving at the greater Yelm area for the 2016 Paddle to Nisqually Canoe Journey. Hosted by the Nisqually Nation, this epic event is a week-long celebration of potlatching protocols on the Nisqually Indian Tribe reservation.

This family-friendly event is open to the public, and several thousand visitors are expected to attend,” quoting S.E. Thurston Fire Authority.
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– “As many as 20,000 people expected for arrival of tribal canoes”
* More than 120 canoes will land on Saturday at the Port of Olympia
* Afterward, the Nisqually tribe will host 10,000 guests
* Preparations for the events began more than a year ago

“The tribe has been preparing for the event for more than a year. It partnered with the Port of Olympia and the city of Olympia for the landing ceremony on Saturday, which organizers say is expected to draw 18,000 to 20,000 participants and spectators,” by Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian.
Read more and get event details.

Posted by Steve on July 28, 2016 at 6:07 am | Permalink

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