Thank you for a successful 2018 Celebration! More than 1200 students participated in the School Days activities. Everyone had an amazing time participating in our pow wow, checking out the arts and crafts vendors, enjoying a delicious salmon dinner, and watching coastal canoes arrive on the shores of Seattle!
Salmon Homecoming is all about the people of the Pacific Northwest, whoever you are and whatever you do. That means we’re here for you because your health, spirit and even your sustainable economy are 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 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., longtime Chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
We are honored to be on the ancestral homeland and waters of the First People of the Salish Sea. Thank you Coast Salish for allowing us all to call this beautiful place home.