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4-3-11 Interview_LaConnerWAMayor Ramon Hayes_PaddletoSwin2011

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Mayor Ramon Hayes shares his excitement about the upcoming Tribal Canoe Journey-Paddle to Swinomish 2011 & what it will mean to the Town of La Conner,WA:www.paddletoswinomish.com About the Mayor:"I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to serve the Town of La Conner for the past 2 years.I moved here almost 20 years ago to marry my wife Heidi,& today we are joined by our daughter Victoria who is 6. La Conner is a small waterfront town situated half-way between Seattle & Vancouver B.C.,making it the essential regional destination for tourism,& a vibrant,peaceful place to live & raise a family.We have a rich history dating back to the 1800's,& are committed to retaining our small town historic character & charm.When you're looking for a unique experience you just won't find anywhere else...come & visit us in La Conner." http://www.townoflaconner.org/the-mayor.cfm Featured music by Chief Frank Nelson & Flute player Paul Wagner: Chief Frank Nelson-Yekawid is a Kwakwaka'wakw artist born on Gilford Island,BC-Chief Frank dedicated this CD to the Kwakwaka'wakw people. Tribal journeys have been an inspiration for Chief Frank.The songs on "In the Spirit of Our Ancestors" have been used on his journeys & he dedicates them to the demands made by his culture, honour,integrity & respect.The CD features seven tracks that are very special to Chief Nelson: http://www.pacificmusic.net/artists/artist_chief_frank_nelson.html Paul Wagner:"Che oke ten" hails from the Wsaanich (Saanich) tribe of southern Vancouver Island,BC...he's an internationally-performing ambassador of the traditional songs & stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors. He's an internationally-performing ambassador of the traditional songs & stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors.He enjoys sharing the warmth, humor & wisdom of these beautiful "teachings," ...interweaving his Spirit-gifted songs on Native American flute,along with traditional tribal drum songs:http://www.sacredbreath.cc/

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