Photographer and filmmaker Matika Wilbur is documenting the Nisqually tribe’s annual Tribal Canoe Journey that starts at Squaxin Island. The paddlers are making a demonstration of indigenous sovereignty, and it’s a spiritual journey for those involved. A full schedule of the trip is here. They’ll be traveling to about 15 different stops with only a few layovers, hosted by other tribes until they return to Squaxin August 8. Here’s the first video, which was posted yesterday:

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