Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Grantee:  Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
Location:  Oakville, Wash.
Award:  Artist and Community Collaboration Initiative
Discipline:  Salmon Ceremony Project
Web Site:  http://www.chehalistribe.org/

Funding for the project supported the collaboration between master Lummi carver, David Wilson, and Chehalis Tribe community members, who joined the artist in the experience of carving a new canoe for the Tribe’s annual Salmon Ceremony. The canoe was launched as part of an annual Salmon Ceremony in summer of 2012.

The Tribe acquired a cedar log and prepared it for carving. The remaining pieces of the cedar log were carved into masks and other pieces of art that will used as gifting items at the Salmon Ceremony or during other tribal activities and celebrations.

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