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Jamestown Canoe Journey Blog 


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Blog for:

July 30, 2008

July 29, 2008

July 28, 2008

July 27, 2008

July 26, 2008

July 25, 2008

July 24, 2008

July 23, 2008

July 22, 2008

What is a Blog?

A blog (an abridgment of the term web log) is a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. This year, the Tribe’s Publications Specialist Betty Oppenheimer will serve a dual role on the journey – Ground Crew Lead and Blogger – sending commentary and photos back to the Tribe from each stop on the journey. We hope you’ll log onto the Jamestown website (www.jamestowntribe.org), starting on July 23 to get up-to-the-minute information and insight into the journey and its participants. 

Introduction to Tribal Journeys 2008: Paddle to Quw’utsun

On July 22, 2008, twenty-six canoes are scheduled to land at Jamestown Beach, hosted by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe (led by Vickie Carroll with assistance from Tribal citizens, descendants and staff). Welcoming the canoes will be Tribal Chair Ron Allen and Council Member Kurt Grinnell.

The canoes due into Jamestown are on the Puget Sound Route, which is one of the six routes on this year’s journey, all of which will end in Cowichan, British Columbia, outside Duncan, on the north side of Vancouver Island.

The following morning, the Jamestown Laxaynəm crew will join the already enroute group as it travels west to Lower Elwha. When that group of canoes crosses the Strait of Juan de Fuca and reaches Songhees on Vancouver Island on July 25, they will meet up with crews on the West Coast of Washington Route and the West Coast of Vancouver Island Route. At the next stop in Tsawout, those on the San Juan Island Route will join. The group will spend one night there and a second night at Tsartlip. And finally, when the group reaches Cowichan Bay, it will join those who’ve been paddling the Northern Route (who left Bella Coola on July 7), and the Salish Sea Route (from Port Hardy).

On July 28, close to 100 canoes will enter Cowichan Bay single file, and form a circle, and then line up into a continuous raft of canoes. Then, one by one, each canoe will introduce itself and request permission to come ashore. 

The Jamestown Crews

This year’s Tribal Journey will be taken on the Laxaynəm led by Skipper Marlin Holden. Pullers Andrea Champagne, Pete Holden, Josh Holden, Nikki Sather, Paul Bowlby, Annan Bowlby, Jake Gregory and Steve Johnson, will be assisted on land by ground crew Betty Oppenheimer, her husband Irv Mortensen, Barbara Holden, Elaine Grinnell, Jimmy Gray (and his children Caleb, Jacob and Emmy, whose mother is puller Andrea Champagne). 


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