The Blue Heron Native Canoe, filled with members of the Snohomish Tribe paddled along the Duwamish River on Saturday, Aug. 25 to celebrate the waterway and recognized its history and culture.
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SLIDESHOW: 7th Annual Duwamish River Festival celebrates culture and history
by David Rosen
The 7th annual Duwamish River Festival took place Aug. 25 today with activities including walking, biking, and paddling the waterway which is the ancestral home of the Duwamish Tribe and came to be an important industrial channel throughout Seattle's history.
Guides with information about the area were stationed at rest stops along the way for those walking or biking, and provided water, snacks and First Aid.
There were numerous dance performances and a special viewing of the Native Blue Heron Canoe. The festival featured more than 20 different booths representing the community as well as a dunk tank, a bouncy house for the kids, and free food. The Port of Seattle also offered 30 minute boat tours of the river.
The festival ran from Noon - 4 pm
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