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July 29, 2008
July 28, 2008
July 25, 2008
July 24, 2008
July 23, 2008
July 22, 2008
What is a Blog?
blog (an abridgment of the term web log) is a
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
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
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
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
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
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).