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Squaxin Island Tribe’s First Salmon Ceremony

Squaxin Island Tribe’s First Salmon Ceremony

by Tim Flanagan on August 12, 2010

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission has this story:

Yesterday at the Arcadia boat launch near Shelton, the Squaxin Island Tribe held their annual First Salmon Ceremony. The public event marks the beginning of the salmon fishing season for the tribe and honors the salmon that are central to the tribe’s culture.

Here is a photo gallery of the event.

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