Intertribal Canoe Journey is a yearly event celebrating and revitalizing Coastal Salish culture and traditions, a call to sobriety and is now the largest gathering of Indigenous Nations in the Salish Seas. Since its birth 30 years ago (Paddle to Seattle), every year a different nation steps forward to host in potlatch tradition, and people travel to the host nation from all directions on their ancestral waterways. Canoe families work diligently all year practicing their songs and dances, challenging themselves on the water and making items for give away. While the journey takes place for about a month in the summer, preparation for Journey happens all year long. The Canoe Journey Herbal Project prepares alongside canoe families, growing, gathering, and making medicinal offerings throughout the year. You can learn a bit more about Canoe Journey below, read the Tribal Journey's Handbook, and stay connected on the Official Tribal Journey's Facebook.