Paddle to Muckleshoot: Honoring the Beauty
"We've been expecting you," said Jason Elkins, Chair of the Muckleshoot Tribal Council.
Elkins was greeting one of the many canoes that approached Alki Beach on Sunday, the celebratory landing day of the Muckleshoot Canoe Journey. Under sunny skies, tribes from the Pacific Northwest and beyond celebrated participating in the culturally important journey once again after several years off because of COVID.
Prior to arriving at Alki, the canoes had departed from Suquamish that morning, where they had a day of rest before the final push.