On the twelfth day of the 2017 Tribal Journeys Taiwan-USA Exchange program, after the Tribal Journeys portion of the trip concluded, the members of the Tao tribal delegation traveled to Seattle for a special purpose. There was a traditional Tao tribal canoe that was in the storage warehouse. It was shipped to Seattle by way of Taiwan long ago by the owner of Ivar's seafood restaurant, and later was donated to the Burke Museum.
Syaman Lamuran, a member of the Tao delegation visited the vessel to see of it could regain the it's spirit. Along with the Liugui Choir from Taiwan, Syaman offered the blessing in indigenous style.
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