Coast Salish Salmon and Orca Culture
Time & Location
About The Event
Orca Network and the Penn Cove Water Festival offer a two- day virtual event June 26th - 27th, from 12 to 4 each day. The event will feature elements of the traditional Penn Cove Water Festival, such as the Native Opening Ceremony, Native arts demonstrations, dance and song, storytelling, and videos about the importance of the annual Canoe races, and the canoe culture. The event will also include a focus on the importance of salmon and orcas to Native culture, and how the culture of the Southern Resident orca community evolves around salmon. This will include interviews with elders, stories passed down through generations about salmon and orcas, actions being taken by Tribal communities to restore our salmon runs, and reflection of these topics in poetry, song, and art.