The 2014 Salmon Homecoming is dedicated in loving memory and deepest respect for our long time leader, Billy Frank Jr.
Our School Days Event is scheduled for September 18 – 19, 2014. Stop by Thursday afternoon for a delicious Salmon Dinner. The Salmon Bake will be open Thursday thru Saturday. Friday, enjoy Northwest Tribal singers. Saturday, the 20th, we’ll have Arts and Crafts vendors, a Salmon Bake, our Pow Wow Grand Entry is at Noon, a Canoe Ceremony at 3:00, followed by more Pow Wow singing and dancing and Northwest Tribal singers. Hope to see you there!
Salmon Homecoming is all about the people of the Pacific Northwest, whoever they are and whatever they do. That means we’re here for you, because your health, spirit and even your sustainable economy is most certainly about the salmon.
The Salmon Homecoming Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit foundation, established to organize, plan, develop and facilitate programs and events associated with Salmon Homecoming. Board members represent a variety of governments, associations, foundations and industries. Our objectives are to provide opportunities for tribal and non-tribal communities to come together in a positive atmosphere, learn from one another, and explore ways to support cooperative spirit in salmon restoration and protection.
We are happy to continue the tradition by celebrating the 22nd annual Salmon Homecoming ceremony. The celebrations have always included cultural presentations, such as Northwest traditional gatherings, Pow Wows and Cedar Canoe events. We’ve sponsored environmental fairs, educational outreach activities, salmon bakes and even salmon runs. We present “Seventh Generation Legacy Awards” every year to people who have made important contributions to natural resources and Indian/non-Indian relations. We have accomplished much, but our Salmon Story has just begun.
“Salmon are the measuring stick of well-being in the Pacific Northwest.”
-Billy Frank, Jr., Chairman, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission