Sacred Journeys Film & Fundraiser
$25 for non-museum members and $20 for members
The Orcas Island Historical Museum is pleased to announce “Sacred Journeys,” an evening of film and information on tribal journeys by canoe. It features a presentation by Sharon Kinley, Director of the Coast Salish Institute at Northwest Indian College, and a showing of the film “Glwa: Resurgence of the Ocean Going Canoe" a revival of Canoe Culture from the Heiltsuk Tribe of Bella Bella, BC.
This fundraiser is in support of capacity building at Orcas Island Historical Museums for cross-cultural events and in support of the upcoming Sacred Journeys traveling exhibit on ancient canoe culture and today’s canoe resurgence.
The film’s website describes it as “Tribal Canoe Journeys is an annual indigenous cultural gathering on the Northwest Pacific Coast. Over the last three decades, the gathering helped the Heiltsuk Nation of Bella Bella, B.C. heal from intergenerational traumas and revitalize their culture, which was nearly lost as a result of colonialism and the Residential School system. Since its unofficial beginning in 1986, the gathering has grown and now involves hundreds of canoes and thousands of participants paddling to different host communities all the way from Alaska to Oregon.
The ticket price includes appetizers, the film, and the discussion.
INFORMATION: Tickets at the Historical Museum, online orcasmuseums.org, or call 360-376-4849.