A journey worth making

When Quinault tribal elder Emmett Oliver first organized the Paddle to Seattle in 1989 as part of the state Centennial Celebration, he had a vision of 100 canoes or more one day returning to the shores of the Quinault Indian Nation.

That’s about to come true this August when the Quinaults host the 2013 Intertribal Canoe Journey, the Paddle to Quinault, where tribes across the Northwest travel up and down the Washington coast to Point Grenville Aug. 1-6.