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Aurelia Washington-SwinomishTribe hosting TribalJourney 2011

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Robin Carneen of NAMAPAHH First People's Radio/Media Coordinator & Swinomish Tribal member interviewed Paddle to Swinomish coordinator Aurelia Washington- coordinator for Paddle to Swinomish2011 about this year's Tribal Canoe Journey. Over 130 canoes are expected to land on the shores of the Swinomish Channel, located across the channel from La Conner, WA. 15,000 people will be expected during the week of July 25th-31st 2011 to take part; witness; volunteer to help things run smoothly and manage the people flow; and enjoy this significant cultural family canoe revival. Celebrating 22 years and a way of life that has expereinced a resurgence- bringing people together all over the NW, both indigenous & aboriginal to non- natives as well. This year's theme is "Loving, Caring & Sharing Together." To find out more or to volunteer for this free event, please go to www.paddletoswinomish.com or look for us on Facebook under Swinomish Tribal Journey. Media coverage is welcome, applications due by July 15th. Camping is 1st come, 1st served. As of the date of this broadcast, 21 days until the canoes land at the new Pavillion on the Swinomish Channel. Some canoes families have already started paddling this way, from their homeland shores, keep them in your thoughts and prayers. May they have a safe & healing journey! Questions? email Robin Carneen at robin.carneen@gmail.com or find me on Facebook as well! Paddles up! Special thanks to Aurelia who spoke to me on April 5th, 2011 about the preparations taking place to accomadate all the guests and visitors she and Melissa Miller and the whole tribe is getting ready for!

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