Salmon Festival

Roger Amerman of the Choctaw Nation presented a series of historical photographs that show the significance of the Native American long tent as the center of tribal community. In this photo, Amerman is discussing the East-West orientation of the long tent to a classroom from Roots Community School from Chelan. It was one of several learning stations students visited during the 30thannual Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Sept. 15-16. By Rachel Hansen Senior Communications Strategist, CC PUD

“The celebration of the return of the salmon at the 30th Anniversary of the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival was a special event to remember forever! It’s all about connecting kids with nature”, said Festival Coordinators Corky Broaddus, Betsy McIndoe, and Chelan PUD’s Kristin Lodge. More than 1,600 elementary school students from throughout North Central Washington spent an “edu-taining” day with top natural resource specialists from around the Pacific Northwest. The Native American “River Ramble” program shared the cultural significance of salmon to all attendees. Indigenous people came from several Tribes, including the Wenatchi, Colville, Yakama, Nez Perce, and more.


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