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SEATTLE -- The 13th annual Salmon Homecoming Celebration is slated for
Sept. 8 -- 11 at Warren G. Magnuson Park, in the city's Sand Point area.

The public celebration will include cultural ceremonies, a pow wow and a
Salmon Homecoming Environmental Fair and Salmon Bake.

In addition, the Seventh Generation Legacy Awards will be presented to the
person, organization or government entity deemed to have made an
outstanding contribution to the development of positive relations between
Indian and non-Indian communities.

Salmon Homecoming President Gerald James, Lummi, said the event celebrates
"the greatest of all Northwest icons and our common link to good health,
strong spirit and sustainable prosperity."

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James added, "This is a tribal outreach effort intended to reach across all
barriers, touch the heart and mind of every citizen and build alliances and
understanding among all governments and organizations. We must learn to
travel the same path for the sake of future generations."

Salmon Homecoming Celebration is presented by the Salmon Homecoming
Alliance, the Tribal Communities of the Pacific Northwest and the Northwest
Indian Fisheries Commission. Sponsors include the Muckleshoot and the
Tulalip tribes.