Canoe Family (06/01/2018)

The Puyallup Tribe and the Puyallup Canoe Family will welcome the “Paddle to Puyallup 2018.” We expect more than 120 canoes and 10,000 people to our territory and home waters.

Canoe Welcoming Ceremony: July 28, 2018. Potlatch and Protocol at Chief Leschi School, July 28 to August 4.

Join us – we need your assistance. We are and will be a good host.

  • GET INVOLVED

(These are current changes)

  • Tuesday: Canoe Meeting 5-7 p.m. at the Culture Center, 3509 72nd St. E., Tacoma, WA 98443. Help us finish paddles for our giveaway!

Experienced carvers, adults only (due to safety in workshop) at the Canoe Shed, 5308 N. Levee Rd., Bldg. C, Tacoma, WA 98424

  • Wednesday: Song and regalia making 5:30-6:30 p.m. at NE Tribal Housing, 6245 21st Street NE, Tacoma, WA 98424
  • Thursday: Culture Night Song and Dance 5-7:30 p.m. at Spirit House, 2209 E. 32nd St., Tacoma, WA 98404

Basket Weaving 5-7 p.m. at the Culture Center, 3509 72nd St. E., Tacoma, WA 98443.

We are making giveaway items, baskets, necklaces, regalia. We will be weaving headbands, belts and cedar hats. Everyone is welcome to come and participate!

  • PADDLE PRACTICE

We will be setting up a schedule for the Sunday practice, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday practice, 5-7 p.m. You must sign up at the Tuesday Canoe Meeting or the Thursday Song and Dance.

THE PUYALLUP CANOE FAMILY IS DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE, TOBACCO FREE AND VIOLENCE FREE

June 2, Millersylvania State Park

June 3, 4 – June 10, 11

June 17, 18 – June 24, 25

July 1, 2 – July 8, 9

July 15, 16

Depart for Canoe Journey July 19, arrive Lower Elwah

Destination: Power Paddle to Puyallup 2018

  • CULTURE IS PREVENTION AT THE CULTURE CENTER

Saturday, June 9, 16, 23 and 30. The Puyallup Canoe Family invites you to join us. Snacks and light lunch will be served. We will be offering the Gathering of Native Americans Teachings.

For those who cannot make our after work activities, join us. We will be making regalia, weaving baskets, belts, head bands and we also offer cedar hat making at this time.

BE A VOLUNTEER! CANOE JOURNEY 2018!!

Find information on our website to volunteer, along with vendor forms, registration forms, meeting dates. See website: PaddletoPuyallup.org