The Skokomish Tribe holds an annual Elders Picnic where they honor the senior members of their community, bless the Elk and other sacred foods which have been part of their tradition/heritage for thousands of years. They graciously welcome visitors and distribute Potlatch gifts to the seniors present. This yearly event begins with a ‘chum run’ to honor the salmon which has so long served as a mainstay to their culture and livelihood.
This video clip and photos are offered by way of thanks to the gracious hospitable people of the Skokomish Nation. We, in Mason County, are fortunate to be their neighbors.
2012 Skokomish Tribe’s Elders Picnic