I am almost ready for the trip to the Arctic Circle. I have bought a lot of Arctic gear that I will never use again. To help the delegation ( Kelly, Toby, me) prepare for our trip, Rosie Cayou, tribal elder, has been hosting Friday lunches for us and Samish staff and friends. We have a prayer ( I can now say a prayer in Samish!) we eat, talk about the trip and maybe have a couple songs.
To prepare for the cultural part of our trip, Toby , Kelly and I have been getting together to practice Samish songs and stories. Kelly has a very good voice, and she has also been bringing out some songs, so she is our song leader. Toby’s grandmother gave him a drum, so he will be bringing that. I am basically adding back up vocals and rhythm, using the rattle my sister made for me.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton