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June 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join CHIYOKTEN as he presents traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors.
Thursday June 22, 2023
Miners Bay Park
Admission: By donation – Sliding scale $5 to $25 (children under 12 free)
Chiyokten (Paul Wagner) is a member of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, who lives in Redmond Washington. An award-winning Native American flutist, his songs have come to him with visions of healing and prayer for all relations (tree people, animal people and human people). In addition to his performing and recording work, he teaches workshops on drum making and flute playing. He also makes Coast Salish form wood carvings, and is a videographer and photographer of Nature’s phenomenal spiritual gifts.
Nature is where his art comes from – the deep silence and spirit that lives in the ancient waters and forests of the Salish Sea bioregion are a gift directly from Spirit to help us heal on this path we walk through life. Chiyokten ‘s art allows us to better understand and realize the ancient Coast Salish belief that we are a part of the Nature which Spirit placed on the lands and waters. We are helped to remember that we have come to this place, Mother Earth, to heal and to bring reciprocal relationships with all things around us. Letting this ancient wisdom enter the intelligence of our hearts will place us inside of the circle of life, to create long lasting innate harmony and peace around us and within us.
Chiyokten brings us on a wonderful, profound, and humorous journey to the world of Mermaids, Leprechauns, Grandmother cedar trees and marauding giant ogresses in traditional story, song, and Native American flute music of his Coast Salish territory.
“We don’t simply listen to the story… we the are part of the story! We will travel to the ancient forests, meadows and waters of the Salish Sea and experience the eternal connective sounds of nature with masterful deliverance of Coast Salish Native American flute music and storytelling.”
His debut CD “Journey Of The Spirit” won the JPF National Music Award “Best Native American Album 2009”. Chiyokten is the founder of Protectors of the Salish Sea who actively stand up for the tree, plant and animal peoples as well as our human peoples of Mother Earth and the livable future for all children.