Remember the Water Canoe Paddle

Remember the Water Canoe Paddle

Kalispel Tribal Member Nathan Piengkham organized a three-day, 51-mile journey that began at Sandpoint City Beach and ended at the Kalispel Pow Wow Grounds August 3rd – 5th. The paddle was in recognition of the Kalispel people as avid and skillful navigators of Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River. These ancestral waters have served as highways and fisheries for countless generations, and members from neighboring tribes and communities joined this historic paddle.