Tillicum village

We visited Blake Island’s Tillicum Village tonight–a fantastic experience with a traditional salmon-bake dinner, a performance of native dances, and time to stroll around outside in the rain-fresh air afterwards.

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The salmon are baked around an alderwood fire for about an hour.

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The dancer told me the headdress he wears weighs 40 lbs.

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Outside, there’s a totem garden, deer grazing nonchalantly, and a little girl trying to give her mama a maori princess chin tattoo.

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