Whether you eat salmon in restaurants, hike in our forests, or only eat vegetables, salmon greatly affect the Pacific Northwest ecosystem and our way of life. So it’s time to celebrate our amazing salmon at the 2012 Salmon Homecoming celebration Thursday through Saturday, September 20 – 22 at Waterfront Park.
Waterfront Park in Seattle will come alive with the sounds of schoolchildren, teachers, artists, scientists, vendors, and volunteers, joining in Native American dancing, drums and singing. The Salmon Homecoming Alliance, a coalition of local tribes, City of Seattle, state, and county agencies and NGOs from across the Puget Sound are hosting the three-day festival celebrating Native culture and the importance of salmon to the people of our region – culturally, economically, environmentally & spiritually.
The celebrations have always included cultural presentations, such as Northwest traditional gatherings, Pow Wows and Cedar Canoe events. While it’s in its twentieth year, the Salmon Story has just begun. The festival itself is free, but you can purchase salmon dinners while you’re there enjoying the performances.
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. Their 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.
Source: Salmon Homecoming