River Ramble joins Salmon Fest at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

July 25th, 2019 in Salmon Fest News

Salmon Fest is excited to partner with the Chelan County PUD and their River Ramble Activities for the 2019 Salmon Fest events on Sept 19 – 21, 2019 at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Teachers will be able to sign up for the following River Ramble activities during the teacher signup process and many of these same activities will be a part of the Free Family Day on Saturday.

Salmon Storytelling Tent
In this colorful 30-foot long nylon inflatable salmon tent, students hear Native American legends conveying the importance of salmon, wildlife, and rivers to their culture from a renowned Native American storyteller.

Tipi Significance and Set-Up
Build a tipi on the banks of the Nsíq’el’t (Icicle Creek). It will take everyone helping out to get your tipi standing. Learn about tipi customs and how they are used in a variety of ways.

Traditional Canoe Use and Legacy of the Inland NW
The Columbia river is the lifeline for plateau tribes. Before the advent of cars and roads, rivers provided easy and swift transportation. Learn about traditional canoe building and heritage from an expert.

Traditional Drumming Demonstration
Feel the pound and hear the rhythm of drums. How are drums used in ceremonies and events. Practice your own drumming skills.

Traditional Salmon Bake Demonstration and Presentation
One of the most significant First Foods of Columbia plateau tribes, salmon are preserved, cooked, and eaten in a number of different ways. Learn about the cultural, economical, and nutritional significance of salmon.

Traditional Salmon Fishing Technology and Demonstration of the Inland NW
Look out across Nsíq’el’t (Icicle creek) at the traditional salmon fishing grounds of the Wenatchii people. Today the Wenatchii band still returns to Nsíq’el’t every year to fish. Learn about traditional and modern fishing tools and methods, and how salmon play an important role as a First Food for Columbia plateau tribes.

Tribal Lithic Technology Demonstration: Atlatl throw & Flintknapping
How did we make tools before machines? See how flintknapping can make a variety of tools and instruments. Practice using tools, including throwing an atlatl.

Thanks to the Chelan PUD for joining the event!