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This 5 minute film captures the K’omoks First Nation welcoming ceremony of the annual Tribal Canoe Journey. This event brings together First Nations from Bella Bella BC to Washington State.  For over 20 years, the Tribal Journeys have transformed thousands of youth. It has helped them to reconnect to their culture and heritage and has strengthened their confidence as contemporary First Nation people with a longstanding history. Paddlers follow the routes of their ancestors and learn that the oceans provide an abundance of both food and spiritual connection for every community on the Pacific Coast. Canoe journeys have led to a wide-spread awareness of the fragility of marine ecosystems. Over 100 Nations have declared a ban on tar sands pipelines and tankers in their territories  FMI contact: