Mount Hood Huckleberry Festival & Barlow
The "Huckleberry Ceremony" begins at 6
p.m. on Saturday, at Mt. Hood Village. People of all races,
walks of life, and cultures are honored at this special celebration of our rich
heritage, emphasizing the differences and uniqueness of all people and creatures
who inhabit our Earth.
This celebration takes place as part of the 16th Annual Mount Hood
Huckleberry Festival & Barlow Trail Days, which recognizes the
significant and ancient customs of the Indigenous People who for thousands of
years utilized and protected the natural resources of the Mount Hood region. The
"Huckleberry Festival" celebrates those traditions which continue into
Special guests for the "Huckleberry Ceremony" will be Native Americans
from the Columbia River, including Chief Johnny Jackson of the Cascade-Klickitat
tribe. Their ancient songs and the thunder of their drumming will bring people
together to honor our natural resources.
This special event represents a time of respect and peace. It is a unique
gathering where people from all cultures come together to appreciate and hear
our Elders, to laugh together, make new friendships and strengthen old ones,
give speeches, and listen to tales from the past years.
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