The Samish Canoe Family
The Samish Canoe Family is a volunteer group of tribal members, friends and relatives, and our numbers have grown from about a half dozen in 2002 to more than 50 who actively participated in the summer of 2006. With no paid positions, we rely on mostly our own efforts to fundraise, with occasional matching funds offered by our Tribal leaders. A limited amount of support is derived from the Prevention funds through our Tribe’s DASA contract; typically we utilize those funds for securing food for our host responsibilities. We enjoy practicing, making small local outings, and whenever possible answer the invitations to bring our canoes to local festivals and events.