PADDLE TO WE WAI KAI (CAPE MUDGE)
WEI WAI KUM (CAMPBELL RIVER) B.C. CANADA
By Dr. Thomas W Murphy Chair, Dept. of Anthropology
Edmonds Community College
and other Faculty, Students, Staff and Canoe Family
The Samish and Stillaguamish generously shared their annual Tribal Canoe Journey with these students, knowing the educational value of direct participation, and shared the tribal networking until they reached We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum—the 2017 Kwakwakwa’wakw hosts of this year’s Canoe Journey. The Blue Heron canoe traveled along Coast Salish territories through the San Juan Islands where they were joined by the Samish, Stillguamish, and other canoe families. They paddled inside the east coast of Vancouver Island to the southern portion of Kwakwakwa'wakw territory. Each night First Nations hosted their guests and each shared protocol of songs, dances, and stories, often in traditional village sites.
Come hear from students, faculty, staff, and canoe family members as they share what they learned as they stood together with 85 canoe families on this truly epic journey and paramount cultural and educational experience.
TIME: 7 pm to 9 pm
PLACE: Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 in the Cascade Room
COST: FREE to members, $10.00 to Non-members, $5.00 for Students, Seniors and Mountaineers members (please renew membership for 2018 and these programs at http://pnwas.org and now through PayPal)
Refreshments provided (Please bring cookies/snacks to share with the beverages).