Tired paddlers Chief Gordon Planes

It’s all about the journey

Paddlers from first nations groups across the Pacific Northwest take part in Tribal Journey

This year’s annual Tribal Journey took place at the Quinault Indian Nation, located by Taholah on the southwestern corner of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

Chief Planes said that 25 members of the T’sou-ke Nation attended.

“It was a good journey, a drug and alcohol free event, “ said Chief Planes upon touching ground again in Sooke.

The Tribal Journey is an annual event featuring ocean-going canoes, celebrated by coastal nations from Alaska, British Columbia and Washington. This year’s theme was Honouring Our Warriors, and it lasted six days, 24-hours-a-day, from August 1 to 6.