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Stillaguamish Tribe carve river canoe

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Monty Charlie greets them with his shirt off, sweat on his brow and a chisel in his hand. Laughing as they get out of the car on this warm February day, Stillaguamish tribal members Shawn Yanity and Jeff Tatro tease Charlie and holler for him to get dressed. It's an hour's drive for Yanity and Tatro from their Arlington homes to this house on the Lummi reservation near Bellingham. The cousins keep making this trip in an attempt to reclaim their past.