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The History Surrounding The Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration

For the past 16 years, our Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration has been a celebration of Oregon Coastal Tribes and Coquille Tribal Culture. Past events have included canoe races, crafts and demonstrations, a traditional salmon bake meal and Native American dancing and drumming. Out of an abundance of caution for our Tribal families, guests and employees, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the 17th Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration scheduled for September 12 – 13, 2020.

Even though we can’t gather this year, we want to share some of the many stories of the Coquille Indian Tribe, as captured in these videos from Rick and Kathy Dancer of That Oregon Life

Blessing the Pit …. Let the Salmon Celebration Begin

Coquille Tribal Member, Dr. Jason Younker takes us through the blessing and the lighting of the fire.

Ready, Set, Go……Don’t call it a boat or you will be thrown in the water!

Canoe Races are not just for the guys

Why is it so important to bring tribal members together with the community?

Cooking the Salmon: More than Tradition

Fry Bread: Something that Represents Good and Bad Memories

A Generation Finding it’s Way Home

A Beautiful Morning in Coos Bay/North Bend Oregon.

Justin Futch’s Story

After years of wondering why he felt drawn to tribal life a secret is revealed.

Flint Knapping. Traditional Tool Making.

The Future of The Tribe

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