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Canoe journey to recall history, advocate for future


Seventy-nine years to the day after the original Ceremony of Tears, about 80 paddlers will leave Crescent Bay in canoes June 14 for an eight-day journey to Kettle Falls, the site of the original ceremony that mourned the loss of salmon from the traditional fishing spot for Native Americans.

The Inchelium Language and Culture Association, in association with River Warriors and the Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT), have organized the event for the third year in a row.

In addition to the 80 paddlers leaving from Crescent Bay for Kettle Falls, another 15-20 will leave Castlegar, British Co...

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