A'wila Tribal Journey 2010
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  The first canoes on Tribal Journey 2010 to Makah arrive in Vancouver, Canada
[ Live July 7th - 25th ]
More than 100 canoes will paddle along the shores of the Pacific Ocean on the west coast of Canada and the United States. They will raise their paddles to ask for permission to land on the land of the Makah in Neah Bay on July 19 after weeks on the water, to gather for celebration of their connection with the land and spiritual healing.

Its a First Nation journey, and our Team A'wila is there: youth from Greenland, Alaska (US) and Nunavut (Canada). What our team members all have in common ? They are on a mission to explore the question: " What is climate change to you? "


Join the team - experience sounds, sights and sells (well, almost!) from the trail with their daily updates. Every night they will set up their tents to take part in pow wows and long house celebrations.

       

Click here to check out the daily updates from the adventure learning trail
 
DAILY UPDATES
While you don't have to put a paddle to the water, you don't have to miss a thing! Check out the daily updates - and take part in the daily conversation with our team: post your comments to their thoughts and adventures.  Go to the Daily Updates >>
 
 
     
Learn about the story of the A'wila canoe that our team will be paddling to Makah   THE A'WILA
Our team is named after the mighty canoe we will be paddling: the A'wila. Carved from a massive cedar tree fallen during a massive storm on First Nation land in Vancouver, British Colombia the canoe came together in a 'perfect storm.' Learn more >>
 
       
Check out the route and events of the Tribal Journey - and explore the ocean   THE JOURNEY
We set out from Christine's house in Vancouver, BC in Canada on Friday the 10th paddling for Neah Bay in the United States. It's a jam-packed schedule and a lot of water-way on the waves and waters of the Pacific Ocean, an ocean so large all continental land fits into it! Learn more >>
 

Make the connection! Expand the adventure to learn along the trail - check out lesson ideas posted throughout these pages



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Meet the team



Janelle   Janelle Pootoogooluk
Age: 17
  From: Alaska, USA
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Hans Ole   Hans Ole Poulsen
Age: 15
  From: Greenland
  More info >>
Pipaluk Hammeken   Pipaluk Hammeken
Age: 16
  From: Greenland
  More info >>
 
Jens   Jens Zeeb
Age:18
  From: Greenland
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Sara Lyberth   Sara Lyberth
Age: 16
  From: Greenland
  More info >>
 
Colleen Deighton   Colleen Deighton
Age: 28
  From: Alaska, USA
  More info >>
Meghann Piscoya
  Meghann Piscoya
Age: 18
  From: Alaska, USA
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Lars Skøtt   Lars Skøtt
Age: 31
  From: Denmark
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Wes Nahanee   Wes Nahanee
Age: 40
  From: Canada
  More info soon
 
Jens   Jens Thomassen
Age: 16
  From: Greenland
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Christine  Germano   Christine Germano
Age: 40
  From: Canada
  More info >>