Close up at Swinomish Days

 

August 16, 2017

ABOUT TO ENTER – Amanda Washington, Powwow coordinator, checks as tribal and First Nation dancers made their Grand Entry. Participants came from Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California and British Columbia as well as Washington.                                                                              – Photo by Robin Carneen-Edwards

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (SITC) invited Native American and First Nation people, their family, friends, and those wanting to learn more about Indigenous culture to their Reservation for the 4th Annual Swinomish Days, August 11-13.

Indigenous people have traveled and gathered together during different seasons to socialize and compete for decades. This is a chance to see family and friends, especially if absences were long. The summer season gives many a chance to be outdoors where they can enjoy canoe races, inter-tribal dance contests and stick games, a type of guessing game.

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