Author: Marianne Graff

Marianne Graff

Marianne Graff is the Digital Marketing & Administration Manager at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Wash. She joined the museum in 2019 after spending seven years as an editor and social media specialist at the daily Skagit Valley Herald. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Washington University. When she’s not working, Marianne enjoys hiking, photography, and getting lost in a good book.

Darkfeather Ancheta, Eckos Chartraw-Ancheta, and Bibiana Ancheta, Tulalip, Washington. Darkfeather, is pictured with her sister Bibiana and nephew Eckos at the edge of Tulalip Bay. They are wearing traditional regalia prepared for their annual Canoe Journey. Every year, upwards of 100 U.S. tribes, Canadian First Nations and New Zealand canoe families will make “The Journey” by pulling their canoes to a host destination Tribe. Canoe families pull for weeks, and upon landing participate in several days and nights of “protocol”, a celebration sharing traditional knowledge, ancestral songs, and sacred dances. Photo by Matika Wilbur for Project 562. Courtesy of the Artist.