Chinook Ikanum (stories/myths): The Lifeways and Stories reflected in Guests from the Great River

Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

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Friday, March 26
5:30–7:00 PM PDT

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Join Tony A. (naschio) Johnson (Chinook) as he speaks about and tells stories that inspired his art installation, Guests from the Great River. This collection of 11 larger-than-life bronze paddles reaches as high as 13 feet and stands in a traditional welcoming gesture outside the Burke Museum. Each of these hand-carved paddles is unique and inscribed with the stories of Ikanum—the Chinookan myths. Hear Tony share these stories alongside Burke Museum Tribal Liaison and program host Polly Olsen (Yakama) as they discuss their relevance to the world we find ourselves in today.

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