Lecture series opens with Coast Salish traditions

Bill Bailey and Rosie Cayou James of the Samish Nation will be featured performers as The Whale Museum kicks off its 2013 Summer Lecture Series with a tribute to the traditions of Coast Salish peoples.

The event is Wednesday, July 24, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Whale Museum, and it’s free. James and Bailey will sing and drum to honor the bond that the Samish tribe has with the land and sea.

Residents of nearby Guemes Island, James has ancestral ties to the San Juan Island and Baily is an artist and carver with several regional tribes, including Upper Skagit, Swinomish, Quinault and Samish. For info, 378-4710, ext. 23.


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