Songs from the Salmon Bake

program date: 
Sat, 05/19/2012

These are some songs that Willie Towner and his son Kyle sang at the Port Orford Salmon bake 5-20-12. The Port Orford Salmon Bake happens every year in May on the weekend between Mother's Day and Memorial Day. It was created to honor the ancestors who had a village on the site at one time and during the forced march were held in open pens for some weeks and were almost starved to death. We honor them, remember their joy and sadness, and remind all that we are still here and thriving. The songs were recorded by Shusli.



Eugene and I want to apologize - to our listeners, Willie Towner, and, most of all, our ancestors, for not thanking our ancestors on the air before playing these songs. Although we put a lot of effort into Tillicum Wawa, and try to ask permissions respectfully and say "thank you", this got by us. We are humbled. ~shusli


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