Welcome to the Salish Sea!
With skylines dominated by the snow-capped volcanic peaks of Mt. Rainier (Lushootseed: Talol, Tahoma), Mt. Baker (Nooksack: Kweq’ Smánit, Lummi: Kwelshán) and Glacier Peak (Lushootseed: Tda-ko-buh-ba) to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west, Washington State’s Salish Sea is unparalleled in its abundance of natural beauty. Known as the Gateway to the Pacific, the Salish Sea also serves as a historical cornerstone for maritime trade and fishing for communities throughout the Northwest and Pacific Rim.
From the Cascades to the Columbia River, salmon play an integral role in shaping the social and physical landscape of the Pacific Northwest. For this reason we have selected Bremerton, WA as our location for Pathways 2021. Located directly across the water from Seattle on Washington’s iconic Olympic Peninsula, Bremerton is home to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and offers attendees both stunning views and a chance to experience the maritime history of Washington state. We look forward to having you to join us for Pathways 2021!