69th Lummi Nation Stommish Water Festival “In Honor of our Heroes”
This year, the people of the Salish Sea will join in celebrating 69 years of the world famous Lummi Stommish Water Festival — June 11th – 14th, 2015, on the Lummi Indian reservation near Bellingham, WA. Stommish began back in 1946, when our World War II veterans were coming home — it was then that Lummi’s World War I veterans decided to gather in celebration of their safe return. A Cowichan word meaning “warrior,” Stommish has become an international renowned gathering which includes — the “War Canoe races,” a “Sla-hal Bone Game” tournament, and an “Honoring All Veterans” Pow Wow.
Stommish is a multi-cultural contemporary Coast Salish gathering which includes fun and enjoyment for the whole family. Stommish features: Athletic events, traditional singing and dancing, a traditional Lummi-Style Salmon Barbecue, a Carnival and a Moonlight Concert series featuring Native comedians & local musicians all throughout the weekend. Admission is Free and Stommish is open to the public.
We sincerely hope you come join our people of this land and this sea — and “Experience the Spirit of Stommish.”