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This year, the people of the Salish Sea will join in celebrating 67 years of the world famous Lummi Stommish Water Festival -- June 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 16th, on the Lummi Indian reservation near Bellingham, WA. Stommish began back in 1946, when our World War II veterans were coming home -- it was then that Lummi's World War I veterans decided to gather in celebration of their safe return. A Cowichan word meaning "warrior," Stommish has become an international renowned gathering which includes -- the "War Canoe races," a "Sla-hal Bone Game" tournament, and an "Honoring All Veterans" Pow Wow.
Stommish is a multi-cultural contemporary Coast Salish gathering which includes fun and enjoyment for the whole family. Stommish features: Athletic events, traditional singing and dancing, a traditional Lummi-Style Salmon Barbeque, a Carnival and a Moonlight Concert series featuring Native comedians & local musicians all throughout the weekend. Admission is Free and Stommish is open to the public.
We sincerely hope you come join our people of this land and this sea -- and "Experience the Spirit of Stommish."