Chinook Indian Nation Youth and the Inter-Tribal Canoe Journey

Above: Chinook tribal member Sam Johnson and friend Raven Harmon celebrate the arrival of the canoes at Port Angeles, WA for the 2005 Paddle to Lower Elwha. Below: Chinook Tribal youth Ava Grace Pine, Ferrill Johnson and Silas Lorton taking a break at their Tribal Journey’s 2011 camp.

Chinook youth are being raised with the culture and high expectations associated with Tribal Journeys. They look forward to the trip which means hard work, singing, dancing, camping out, long days in the canoe and long nights in protocol. It is not uncommon for three and even four generations of a family to travel together during this important annual event.










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