With an estimated 10,000 people anticipated for the Paddle to Nisqually 2016 canoe journey which starts this weekend, Nisqually Tribal Chairman Farron McCloud and Public Works Director Tony Berkson outline the size and scope of the preparation. Nisqually Canoe Family member Maury Sanchez also offers his thoughts on what the event means to tribal members. Chairman McCloud gives a bit of history for the welcome pole as it is installed at the entrance to the Protocol site while a large volunteer group prepares give-away bags in the nearby Billy Frank Jr. Community Services Center. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
With an estimated 10,000 people anticipated for the Paddle to Nisqually 2016 canoe journey which starts this weekend, Nisqually Tribal Chairman Farron McCloud and Public Works Director Tony Berkson outline the size and scope of the preparation. Nisqually Canoe Family member Maury Sanchez also offers his thoughts on what the event means to tribal members. Chairman McCloud gives a bit of history for the welcome pole as it is installed at the entrance to the Protocol site while a large volunteer group prepares give-away bags in the nearby Billy Frank Jr. Community Services Center. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com

As many as 20,000 people expected for arrival of tribal canoes

July 26, 2016 5:01 PM