September 12, 2015 12:00-6:00
Terminal 107 Park & The Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Produced in collaboration with Welcome to Our Native Land

In a celebration of the Duwamish River’s First Peoples, canoe families from around the region paddled in for a canoe landing ceremony at Terminal 107 Park and cultural showcase at the Duwamish Longhouse. Canoes were welcomed to shore by the Duwamish Tribal Chair Cecile Hansen.

The showcase at the Duwamish Longhouse included:

  • Artist demonstrations and artwork for purchase by Bill James (Lummi / Duwamish), baskets & crafts; Bruce Pierre (Lummi), painter; Kathryn Arquette (Muckleshoot / Duwamish), interdisciplinary arts; John Romero (Eastern Shoshone), painter & regalia creator; Jerry Laktonen (Yupik / Alutiiq), masks, paddles, and glass; Jimmy Price (Port Gamble S’Kallam), paddles, rattles, and carving; and Jose Montano, painted silk.
  • A set of ceremonial canoe paddles were commissioned from carvers Peter Boome (Upper Skagit); Michael Haladay (Duwamish); Jimmy Price (Port Gamble S’Kallam); and Rick Williams (Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht Nation of British Columbia).
  • Coastal kaleidoscope artist Kathryn Arquette (Muckleshoot / Duwamish) was commissioned to create an interpretative sculpture that celebrated the tradition of paddle carving.
  • Hand painted silk banners by artist Jose Montano marked the event location.
  • Performance and storytelling by Paul Che oke Ten Wagner and the 7th Generation Youth Coastal Dancers
  • Free salmon dinner

Thanks to our funder, City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund.

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