Salish Sea Native American Culture Celebration – June 7th

Help celebrate the maritime heritage of the Swinomish and Samish tribes this Saturday, June 7, at the 9th Annual Salish Sea Native American Culture Celebration at Deception Pass State Park.

The event is from noon to 4 p.m. at the Bowman Bay picnic site on the Fidalgo Island portion of the park.

Take a ride in a traditional native canoe. Listen to singers, dancers and storytellers from the two tribes. Watch demonstrations of traditional weaving, cedar work and woodcarving. And enjoy a salmon and fry bread lunch.

Proceeds from food sales help support the tribes’ canoe families’ participation in the annual intertribal canoe journey. (This year’s canoe journey will bring Northwest Tribes and First Nations to Bella Bella, British Columbia.)

Saturday is a state parks ‘free day’—a Discover Pass is not required for day use at Discover Pass State Park.

For more details and directions to this event, visit: http://www.parks.wa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=38

Find out what other days during the year are free days at WA state parks: http://adventureawaits.com/2014/01/2014-state-park-free-days/

-credit for this info given to Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
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