A Coast Salish canoe approaches Pier 62 from the west.

Canoe Landing at Salmon Homecoming 2022. Photo by Erik Holsather.

Land Acknowledgement

Waterfront Park is situated on the land of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have resided here since time immemorial and continue to thrive. With respect and humility, we acknowledge the history of the waterfront, the dispossession of land from the Coast Salish people and, most importantly, the strength and resilience of the Native people and their culture through this history to the present. This acknowledgement serves only as a first step in honoring the land that we occupy and the first peoples of this land. Friends recognizes that this will be long and evolving work to build and repair relationships with Native communities.