Kettle Falls

Kettle falls near grand coulee dam, old fishing camp for the natives when salmons run. The dam blocks the run and destroys the way of life for the natives. Salmons still try to jump through the dam but nothing goes through. The river flags are offered for salmons and the natives. Hope they can go home some day!

Nelson BC at the Kootenay Lake

What a lovely day at Nelson, the arts town on the beautiful Kootenay lake. Fred Wah the poet laureate of Canada grew up here. He took us to the best coffee shop the co-op the restaurant where he worked as a soda boy for his father the bench dedicated to his father and mother and the rowing club! Nelson was a mining and logging town but now a hippie town with artists climbers bikers skiers and old draft dodgers…

Columbia River 2018

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Kinship Of Rivers Columbia River 2018 Expedition brings prayer flags along major confluences. Itinerary:

Castlegar: Water Arts Symposium, hosted by Selkirk College and Emily Carr University, River Flag Installations at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay

Columbia Lake: Flag installation at the source, meet the villagers at Canal Flats, paddle

Winderemere: visit the farmers

Grand Coulee Dam: Flag installations, paddle

Tri Cities: Flag installations

Mount Hood, Hood River: flag installations

Columbia River Gorge: paddle

Astoria: mouth, flag installation