For Immediate Release – September 3, 2013
21st Annual Salmon Homecoming Celebration
School Days • Native Dance • Salmon Bake • Pow Wow • Arts & Crafts
WHAT: Waterfront Park in Seattle will come alive with the sounds of over 1000 schoolchildren, teachers, artists, scientists, vendors, volunteers, Native American dancing, drums and singing. The Salmon Homecoming Alliance, a coalition of local tribes, City of Seattle, state, and county agencies and NGOs from across the Puget Sound are hosting a three-day event celebrating Native culture and the importance of salmon to the people of our region – culturally, economically, environmentally & spiritually.
Join us to celebrate one of the most treasured parts of Seattle’s heritage. Friday evening performances begin at 6pm and will feature Northwest Native Dance Groups, as well as the world famous Aztec Dancers. You’ll be able to purchase a freshly cooked salmon dinner to enjoy during the free performances. On Saturday, the celebration kicks off with a traditional tribal pow wow at noon, a canoe welcoming ceremony at 4pm, plus food and arts & crafts vendors. This event is free, fun for the entire family and not to be missed!
WHERE: Waterfront Park, Pier 57, 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
WHEN: School Day Environmental Displays: Friday, Sept.19-20, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Dancing, drumming, salmon bake, arts & craft vendors and more: Friday – Saturday. Visit our web site at salmonhomecoming.org for a schedule of events.
Salmon Homecoming Celebration 2013 is sponsored by: Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Seattle Aquarium, Tulalip Tribes, Seattle Public Utilities, Lummi Tribe, Seattle City Light, Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation, Squaxin Island Tribe, Upper Skagit Tribe, Washington Forest Protection Association, CANOES- City of Seattle Native Employees, Stillaguamish Tribe, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, King County, Washington State Department of Ecology and Puget Sound Partnership.
Contact: Walter Pacheco, walter [dot] pacheco [at] muckleshoot [dot] nsn [dot] us, 253-876-3153