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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Tribal Chief Dies in Traditional Canoe Event

A First Nations chief from British Columbia died Wednesday when his canoe overturned during an annual journey celebrating Northwest native people's maritime culture. Chief Jerry Jack of the Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nations of Gold River, B.C., fell from a Makah tribe canoe during the event, which was under way near Sequim, Wash. Another man and two women from the canoe were taken to a local hospital. More details are available at the Peninsula Daily Times website.

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