Thursday, July 27, 2006


Tribal Canoe Capsizes in Washington

This may seem like small-time news. It isn’t; the annual canoe event, a gathering of tribal canoes from Puget Sound and western Canada has been a strong event, promoting sobriety and traditions ammong Indian/First Nations people. My condolences to the Jack family, the Makah and Muchalaht tribe and all their relatives. Prayers and smoke have been sent.

Tribal canoe capsizes; 1 killed

DUNGENESS -- High winds and five- to seven-foot swells capsized a
Makah tribal canoe near the Dungeness Spit late Wednesday afternoon,
killing a Canadian tribal chief and hospitalizing three canoeists.

Jerry Jack, 55, of Gold River, British Columbia, was pronounced dead
at the scene, Clallam County Undersheriff Rich Sill said.

His family was notified Wednesday evening by Neah Bay tribal police.

Jack, hereditary chief of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht tribe... (snipped)

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