Wedding in Yuquot

Renee Mitchell of K’omoks First Nation was married to Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wilth Jerome L. Jack of Mowachat/Muchalaht at Yuquot (Friendly Cove) on Aug. 10 in a traditional Coast Salish and Mowachat/Muchalaht ceremony. The bride was paddled to shore by her family in a traditional dugout canoe where they were greeted at the beach by the groom, his family and chiefs, including Tyee Mike Maquinna. Once the Mitchell family were welcomed to the territory, the festivities moved to the higher ground above the beach where each family shared their dances.

Photos by Debora Steel