Lower Elwha Education and Culture
Lower Elwha Education Departments
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Early News About Canoe Journey, 2011

Swinomish is hosting the 2011 Canoe Journey. En route landing sites and dates so far include Suquamish, July 21-22; Tulalip, July 23; Coupeville, July 24. We will post more dates as they are known. Ceremonial in Swinomish is scheduled for July 25-July 31. (1)(2)(3). The landing site will be in Swadaps Park on Swinomish Channel.

This is going to be a bit further to go for our pullers than it was in 2010 (Makah) and 2009 (Suquamish).

Canoe Journey 2009, landing in Pillar Point (photo by Carol Reiss, USGS)

Some historical canoe images:

Come to the library for books and DVDs about canoes, and about past canoe journeys.

"Before the dams, this was a place of plenty"

There will be a program on February 14 about the Elwha Near-Shore and how resources were used before the dams were built. There's an article about it in the Peninsula Daily News. Jamie Valadez, teacher of Lower Elwha Klallam culture, is quoted.
We have a fair lot of books in the library about traditional foods, including Jamie's Klallam Fishing and Hunting : When the tide is out The table is set.

Meanwhile, Somewhere Else:

Trailer for a documentary film about Laguna Pueblo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgwJyfMmSjU

Profile of the Pojoaque Pueblo Public Library here: http://www.imls.gov/profiles/Jan11.shtm

This series looks wonderful, but we sure don't have $900 for it http://www.mushkeg.ca/projects.html#FOT3