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Swinomish Days powwow is homecoming for Nevada grass dancer

Ken Paul made his mark as a distance runner while growing up at Swinomish and attending La Conner Schools, often jogging across Rainbow Bridge from his home to town and back.

More than four decades later he hasn’t lost a step.

In fact, Paul has added a few – as a much in demand Native American grass dancer.

Donning colorful regalia he made himself, the 1976 La Conner High grad, now 62, kept time with the singing and fast-paced drumming that highlighted powwow sessions at the annual Swinomish Days celebration last weekend.

He and wife Jeanine, a nurse, also lent their support to younger f...


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