Canoe Journey Journal

Coverage of the annual gathering of canoe cultures

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Watch Suquamish at Canoe Journey protocol in Bella Bella, B.C., at 10 a.m. via livestream

July 16th, 2014 at Wed, 16th, 2014 at 9:53 am by rwalker

BELLA BELLA, B.C. — Representatives of the Suquamish Tribe are scheduled to take the floor at 10 a.m. July 16 — today — in the Heiltsuk First Nation town of Bella Bella, British Columbia.

Bella Bella is the final destination in the 2014 Canoe Journey. According to the coordinator of the Paddle to Bella Bella Facebook page, Heiltsuk is hosting 31 canoes from indigenous nations from throughout the Northwest. Some canoe crews included pullers from other indigenous canoe cultures, among them Brazil, Hawaii and New Zealand.

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0716 suquamish in the fog

Above: A Suquamish canoe travels through fog en route to Bella Bella, B.C., on July 12. Canoes from through the Northwest arrived in the Heiltsuk First Nation town of Bella Bella on July 13. A week of cultural celebration continues through July 19. Tracy Rector / Longhouse Media

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