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!
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…
Morning at Selkirk College. Went down the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia, dipped flags in the water and sang, hung flags around the campus, meeting amazing people…
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
Come back to find exciting updates as we travel and make art along the many great rivers of our planet!