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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Local Coverage of 2006 Inter-Tribal Canoe Journey

The Seattle Times and the Tacoma News Tribune provided extensive coverage this year of the 2006 Inter-Tribal Canoe Journey, an annual traditional canoe gathering. Several Northwest Coast tribes from Washington State and British Columbia participate. Columnist Danny Westneat describes his experience paddling a canoe through Lake Union into Lake Washington. The Tacoma News Tribune focused on the Muckleshoot Tribe's participation. This year's canoe journey, which included as many as 75 of the intricately carved boats, was marked by tragedy. One participant drowned when he fell overboard near Seqium, Washington.

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