During a work session at the Billy Frank Community Center, volunteer Elizabeth John Vantiem finishes a lightweight shawl that will be worn by a ceremonial dancer at the 2016 Paddle to Nisqually. A tribal fisherman herself, Elizabeth will leave Tuesday for the Lummi reservation to participate as a Nisqually tribal canoe team member on the journey.
During a work session at the Billy Frank Community Center, volunteer Elizabeth John Vantiem finishes a lightweight shawl that will be worn by a ceremonial dancer at the 2016 Paddle to Nisqually. A tribal fisherman herself, Elizabeth will leave Tuesday for the Lummi reservation to participate as a Nisqually tribal canoe team member on the journey. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
During a work session at the Billy Frank Community Center, volunteer Elizabeth John Vantiem finishes a lightweight shawl that will be worn by a ceremonial dancer at the 2016 Paddle to Nisqually. A tribal fisherman herself, Elizabeth will leave Tuesday for the Lummi reservation to participate as a Nisqually tribal canoe team member on the journey. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com

Nisqually tribe prepares for upcoming Canoe Journey

July 19, 2016 4:26 PM