Photos by Wayne Diaz
Members of the Nooksack Nation gathered in Birch Bay State Park on July 30 for an overnight stay before departing on a journey by canoe. More than 20 canoes shipped out from the park early on July 31, bound for their first stop on Lummi Island.
The six-day canoe journey took the nation from Birch Bay State Park to Golden Gardens in Seattle.
Approximately 400 people visited the BP Heron Center at the park to enjoy food and performances of traditional Nooksack music and dance.