2019 Canoe Journey: Paddle to Lummi
Minority Veterans of America (MVA) has been invited by the Duwamish Canoe Family to join them in the 2019 Canoe Journey: Paddle to Lummi

The Duwamish Canoe Family is scheduled to Depart Alki Beach (near the Alki Bathhouse) the morning of Friday, July 19th, with an ETA for Lummi on/about Wednesday, July 24th; with a celebration (or Protocol) of the Journey afterwards. As many Canoe Families are traveling from different locations, Protocol is scheduled to last through the weekend, ending Sunday, July 28th

There is a need for a Ground Support Team and Drivers to make this Journey a success:
- We have access to a 15-Passenger Van to be used to carry ground support and equipment/ supplies from location to location; however, will will need a licenses driver (must be a Military Veteran and must complete a required drivers safety course)

- We could also use a couple back-up drivers able to drive large trucks pulling a camper trailer, and/or a boat trailer

- If not able to attend any part of the Journey, but would like to take part in Protocol on July 24th, we could use two drivers to bring the boat and canoe trailers to Lummi (transportation back to Seattle will be provided if needed)

- We need Ground Support (sets up camp for each night and/or takes down camp each morning throughout the Journey (you can pick date/location/time of your choice)

- Camp sites will be needed for each nights rest/festivities, then packed up the following morning after the launch of Canoes, then to be relocated to he next landing site (further north)

- Please be aware that the Ground Support Team may occur many hours of waiting

- Dinner is provided every night, and breakfast every morning; however, if you have dietary restrictions, please be prepared to provide for yourself as their are an expected 2,500 people at any location, and options may be limited

Please Note: You are not being asked to participate in the entire Journey, if there are specific dates you are able to participate in some capacity, we will do our best to accommodate your schedule

If there are multiple members of your Family who wish to join this Journey, please complete a separate Application for each

Legal Wording:
By completing this form, you agree that you are in physical condition to lift object up to about 70 pounds with help when needed and bend/squat, move to set up and tear down Tents, canopy's, etc. Minority Veterans of America (MVA), the Duwamish Canoe Family, the Duwamish Longhouse or anyone associated with either organization cannot be held responsible for any injury (including loss of life) obtained during the 2019 Canoe Journey: Paddle to Lummi

You also agree that by taking on this request, you will adhere to all Traditional Protocols of the Journey, as well as all commands given by the Skipper of the Canoe, Skipper of the Safety Boat, Elders, and Team Leaders (their voice is there for your safety and protection)

Should you have any questions, please reach out to our Program Coordinator Will Booth (wbooth@minorityvets.org)

We thank you for your willingness to join MVA, we are truly honored to be invited by the Duwamish Canoe Family on this years Paddle to Lummi

Our current schedule is:
July 19th - Departing the Alki Beach Bathhouse around 9:00AM/10:00AM
Short celebration at Golden Gardens before heading to Suquamish for the first night of Camping
Camp sites will need to be set-up prior to the Canoe's arrival (sometime after 4:00PM)

July 20th - Departing Suquamish for Tulalip
Camp site will need to be taken down and loaded in to transport vehicles heading to Tulalip
Camp site will need to be set-up in Tulalip for 1, maybe 2-nights of camping

July 21st - potentially Departing Tulalip for Swinomish, however, we may need an additional night of rest before departing

July 22nd - Departing Tulalip for Swinomish
Camp site will need to be taken down and loaded into transport vehicles heading to Swinomish
Camp site will need to be set-up in Swinomish before Canoe's arrival (sometime that evening)

July 23rd - Departing Swinomish for Samish
Camp site will need to be taken down and loaded into transport vehicles heading to Samish
Camp site will need to be set-up in Samish before Canoe's arrival (sometime that evening)

July 24th - Departing Samish for Lummi
Camp site will need to be taken down and loaded into transport vehicles heading to Lummi
Camp site will need to be set-up in Lummi before Canoe's arrival (sometime that afternoon)

Each night of camping dinner is provided; as well as breakfast the following morning before Canoe's depart for the next location along the Journey; all volunteers are welcome to join for meals and any celebrations taking place at the host Nations

If everything is agreed to, please click "Continue to the next Section" and complete the application

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