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westward journey: Young members of the N’chi Wanapum family of Warm Springs are pictured here on a practice trip earlier this year west of Celilo Village.

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A spiritual journey: 310 miles from ancestral waters to the Pacific Ocean

A journey has begun where youth and elders grow together developing leaders, revitalizing indigenous cultural knowledge, and really, becoming a family. N’chi Wanapum is a Native Community Canoe Family based on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation where students and teachers learn from each other in a circle of kinship.

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