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MURAL BLESSING CEREMONY

Ceremonialist, George Melas Taylor of the Kwakwaka’wakw band offered a traditional blessing ritual
A frog crossed the parking lot from the Frog Pond and joined our ceremony
Craig Jacobrown offered gifts to George Taylor and Joe Ives, S’Klallam, and other volunteers at the ceremony
Ed Carriere, Suquamish, representing the Frog clan, told a story honoring the local North Kitsap frog
Craig explained some of the ‘Coastal Cartoon’ style including the ‘Sumi Salish’ ‘Dragonfly’ motif.
Rob Gelder, Kitsap County Commissioner, accepted ownership of the mural on behalf of the citizens of Kitsap County
Then we all danced