The Steh-Chass was once a thriving estuary revered and used by ancestors of the Squaxin Island Tribe. Today we celebrate this history and advocate for the return of the estuary in Olympia as a site of cultural importance and critically needed habitat.
Join us and our amazing talent, along with craft and food vendors at the first ever Festival of the Steh-Chass! Family friendly with kids activities, performances, amazing speakers, a fashion show, and ceremony by Medicine Creek Treaty canoe families. Make your calendars! You won't want to miss it!
A Celebration of the Steh Chass otherwise known as Budd Inlet and lower Deschutes Watershed, its First People and Estuary Restoration Possibilities.
Organized by Salmon Defense, the Squaxin Island Tribe, and Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team.
Heritage Park, Downtown Olympia
10 am- 7 pm.
To volunteer: http://signup.com/go/RYKQcha
Be a vendor: https://salmondefense.org/projects/advocate/festival-of-steh-chass/ or email email@example.com
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
9:00AM- Vendors Open
9:45AM- Canoe Families Arrive at Capital Lake Dam
10:00AM- Canoe Family Procession to Stage
10:30AM- Squaxin Island Tribe Welcome and Steh-Chass History
11:00AM- 1:25 Honored Guest Speakers
1:30PM- Indigenous Sisters Resistance
2:35- Momentum X
3:30- Abriel Johnny Fashion Show
4:20 -Calina Lawrence
5:00PM- Thunderbirds Raised Her
6:45-7:00PM- Closing & Thank You
Master of Ceremonies Gyasi Ross
Note* we will have some buffering in time in-between sets to allow for overruns and also last minute changes as needed.
Squaxin Island Tribe
Puyallup Indian Tribe