[ 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.
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 >>
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 >>
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