July 8, 2016 Hoquiam Kayaktivist Paddle in Solidarity with Quinault Nation

Small_800px_Water_is_Sacred_during_Indigenous_Day_Flotilla_at_Break_Free_PNW_2016_Photo_taken_by_John_Duffy_27104327905_dac087b675_c.jpgWe are honored to have been asked to support the Quinault Nation and allies' SHARED WATERS, SHARED VALUES water procession, march and rally in Hoquiam this Friday, July 8.   This is a family friendly event lead by the Quinault Nation open to all who want to support.  It this is going to a powerful and meaningful day and people can participate only on land or on land and on the water.  

Kayaktivists: 
Due to potentially more challenging than usual paddling conditions outside the mouth of the Hoquiam river, we are recommending that only intermediate to experienced kayakers plan on being on the water.  That said, we will work to ensure the safety of all who chose to go out.  Backbone and Mosquito Fleet are collaborating to provide a safety team and support craft, so please participate if you feel capable. There will also be plenty to do on land, if conditions look too challenging for you on the water.   

Kayaktivists should meet at the 28th Street Launch by 10:30am.  
(See the schedule for water/land participation)
Backbone has access to a few doubles and single kayaks from a local boat rental house.
Single Kayas available HERE 
Double Kayaks available HERE   
If you are in Seattle, Vashon, Tacoma or Olympia - we might to meet you Thursday or early Friday AM to transport your craft in our truck. This time, it would be far better for folks to do their best to borrow or rent their own SEA KAYAK. 

There will be opportunities to play a role on the Kayaktivist Team for those who want to.  We do need folks for a raft up on the river with solidarity banner lift.  For the water procession, the Coastal Salish canoe families and Quinault fishing fleet will lead the flotilla up river where to a ceremonial landing of the lead canoe at the 9th Street Dock will be followed by additional canoe landings, then fishing vessels, and kayaks last.   After the landing we will join the march and rally.  It will be a wonderful day by land and by sea. 

PLEASE email bill@backbonecampaign.org
 if you want to help out with the launch teamraft uphelping people ashore or hauling/shuttling boats
 
Here's the initial flyer with info for the paddlers.  Find more information on the Quinault Indian Nations event page HERE.  The Kayaktivist leads are assembling additional materials to make for a smooth and beautiful day of Shared Waters, Shared Values.  
What to Bring: Our general suggestions for a Kayaktivist Go-Bag are HERE. Bring a spare of any item for you and a fellow kayaktivist.
 
Join and Share the overall event on Facebook HERE.  Sign up for carpool info at Stand up to Oil signup HERE.  The Quinault Nation has organized this event and they are asking people to come and support.  More volunteer roles may come up but mostly we want to encourage as many people as possible to show up.
  • July 07, 2016 at 6pm – July 08, 2016
  • 28th Street Boat Launch
    Hoquiam, WA 98550
    United States
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