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A canoe representing the Wei Wai Kum Nation leads canoes ashore at Tyee Spit near Campbell River, B.C., on August 5, 2017. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

A canoe representing the Wei Wai Kum Nation leads canoes ashore at Tyee Spit near Campbell River, B.C., on August 5, 2017. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

L. Frank Manriquez of the Paaxmiwoven canoe family from California (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

L. Frank Manriquez of the Paaxmiwoven canoe family from California (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

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Joe Seymour, a skipper for the Squaxin Island canoe family (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Joe Seymour, a skipper for the Squaxin Island canoe family (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

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Harold Curley, a direct descendant of the legendary Chief Taholah who signed the 1855 Quinault Treaty, watches canoes depart in 2017. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Harold Curley, a direct descendant of the legendary Chief Taholah who signed the 1855 Quinault Treaty, watches canoes depart in 2017. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

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An Esquimalt delegation greets the canoes entering their territories in 2017. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

An Esquimalt delegation greets the canoes entering their territories in 2017. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

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A Chemainus delegation welcomes canoes ashore on the 2017 Tribal Canoe Journey. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

A Chemainus delegation welcomes canoes ashore on the 2017 Tribal Canoe Journey. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

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Chenae Bullock, left, of the Shinnecock Nation from Long Island, N.Y., shares a song and statement on Wei Wai Kum shores. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Chenae Bullock, left, of the Shinnecock Nation from Long Island, N.Y., shares a song and statement on Wei Wai Kum shores. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

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Frank Brown, left, Heiltsuk from Bella Bella and organizer of the first Tribal Canoe Journey in 1986, catches up with Ed Archie NoiseCat, a friend from back in the day. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Frank Brown, left, Heiltsuk from Bella Bella and organizer of the first Tribal Canoe Journey in 1986, catches up with Ed Archie NoiseCat, a friend from back in the day. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Patrick Braese of Squaxin Island mans the support boat. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Patrick Braese of Squaxin Island mans the support boat. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Kids play in the shallows with Squaxin Island in the distance. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Kids play in the shallows with Squaxin Island in the distance. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Dancers from K'omoks perform for guests on the grounds of the historic Puntledge Indian reserve. (Julian Brave NoiseCat )

Dancers from K'omoks perform for guests on the grounds of the historic Puntledge Indian reserve. (Julian Brave NoiseCat )

A young girl playing on the dock pauses to watch the canoes arrive in Esquimalt Harbour. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

A young girl playing on the dock pauses to watch the canoes arrive in Esquimalt Harbour. (Julian Brave NoiseCat)

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