Standing Together: Tribal Canoe Journey Field Study, British Columbia
Summer 2017 B-term
Dates of Instruction: 7/20/17 - 8/19/17
Application Deadline: 2/15/17
Standing Together: Tribal Canoe Journey Field Study at Cape Mudge and Campbell River, British Columbia is a response to the official invitation from the We Wai Kai and We Wai Kum Nations of British Columbia, presented at the Paddle to Nisqually this year at the culmination of the annual Tribal Canoe Journey on August 6, 2016, we quote the invitation here, so that the intention of our host will be clear:
The coastal waters of British Columbia have sustained our peoples since time immemorial, providing access to precious resources and connecting our communities to one another. This common thread weaves our histories, stories, art and families togeth er and helps ensure our cultural traditions thrive with each new generation.
The canoes will arrive into Cape Mudge on Saturday, August 5th and into Campbell River on August 7th. On both occasions, public community feasts will be held. We anticipate between seventy-five and one-hundred canoes will participate and an additional 5,000 guests will line the shores to witness history in the making.
We hope that you will join us on the beach as the canoes are called in and formally welcomed to our territory. What a tremendous opportunity this represents in the building and nourishing of intercultural and cross cultural relationships. Your participation serves to strengthen our nation and our peoples, and demonstrates our unified commitment to working together for the common good.
This program is open to all students, of all levels, faculty, and staff, from all campuses at the University of Washington, and other universities. We also encourage the participation of the community, and will accept non-matriculating students.