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Snoqualmie Tribe to bless new ocean canoe

Jayden Mullen, 7 and Ki-yen Martin, 4 test out the newly finished ocean strip canoe built by Snoqualmie Indian Tribe members John Mullen, Wayne Graika, Jacob Mullen, Bruce Larson and Glen Ferguson over the past six months. The tribe will hold a blessing for the canoe on Friday, April 23. The boat will be part of the tribe
Jayden Mullen, 7 and Ki-yen Martin, 4 test out the newly finished ocean strip canoe built by Snoqualmie Indian Tribe members John Mullen, Wayne Graika, Jacob Mullen, Bruce Larson and Glen Ferguson over the past six months. The tribe will hold a blessing for the canoe on Friday, April 23. The boat will be part of the tribe's annual canoe journey, an event in which tribes from across the Northwest paddle from one village to another and share stories and culture.
— image credit: Allison Espiritu / Snoqualmie Valley Record

The Snoqualmie Tribe's Canoe Family will hold a blessing for its newly finished ocean-going canoe, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Rd., Issaquah.

Tribe members John Mullen, Wayne Graika, Jacob Mullen, Bruce Larson and Glen Ferguson worked on the canoe over the past six months.

The boat will be part of the tribe's annual canoe journey, an event in which tribes from across the Northwest paddle from one village to another and share stories and culture.

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