SSTIKS is here – June 14-16, 2019

South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayaking Symposium (SSTIKS) is the Northwest’s premier event devoted to traditional kayaking skills and culture. SSTIKS is held in June every year in Twanoh State Park on the beautiful Hood Canal in Washington. SSTIKS is a family-friendly event featuring some of the best mentors in Greenland-style kayaking. SSTIKS is a volunteer-run event.

SSTIKS is supported by QajaqUSA, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving traditional paddling worldwide. Please consider joining QajaqUSA.

SSTIKS 2019 Schedule

Thursday 2019 Early Bird Schedule
  • 4:00PM – 5:30PM Mentors Session -Teaching Greenland Skills
  • 6:30PM – 7:30PM Potluck Dinner (Bring something to share)
  • 7:30PM – 9:00PM Evening Film Presentation
Friday 2019 Schedule
  • 7:30AM – 8:30AM Yoga on the beach
  • 9:00AM – 9:30AM Safety Talk & Session Prep
  • 9:30AM – 11:30AM Morning Sessions
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM Catered Lunch
  • 1:30PM – 3:30PM Afternoon Sessions
  • 4:00PM – 4:30PM Skin On Frame Parade
  • 4:30PM – 5:30PM Ropes Demo
  • 6:30PM – 7:30PM Catered Dinner
  • 7:30PM – 8:30PM Eiichi Ito Keynote
Saturday 2019 Schedule
  • 7:30AM – 8:30AM Checkin Desk Opens/Yoga on the beach
  • 9:00AM – 9:30AM Safety Talk & Session Preps
  • 9:30AM – 11:30AM Morning Sessions
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM Catered Lunch
  • 1:00PM – 2:00PM Rolling Demo & Competition
  • 2:00PM – 4:00PM Afternoon Sessions
  • 4:00PM – 4:30PM Kayak Race
  • 4:30PM-5:30PM Dead Fish Polo!
  • 5:30PM – 7:00PM Silent Auction
  • 6:00PM – 7:00PM Catered Dinner
  • 7:30PM – 8:30PM Live Auction
  • 8:30PM – 9:30PM Film Festival
Sunday 2019 Schedule
  • 7:30AM – 8:30AM Check-in Desk/Yoga on the beach
  • 8:30AM – 10:00AM Informal Mentoring on the Water
  • 10:00AM – 10:30AM Kids Barge Race & Wedding of Palo Race
  • 11:00AM – 12:00PM Greenland Skills Awards
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM Catered Lunch
  • 1:00PM-3:00PM Good Bye SSTIKS-Clean the Campgrounds and Beach

Our SSTIKS 2019 Mentors

Eiichi Ito
Special Guest and Keynote Speaker

Nick Steffey

Dubside!

Danielle Steffey

Jeff Johnson

Dave SIdes

2019 – The Third Annual SSTIKS Film Festival

All films welcome – you do not have to be a professional filmmaker to enter

See more about the festival and view previous films here

WE WANT YOUR FILM in 2019!

Submit your short film, about 5 minutes, on “traditional kayaking.”  Traditional kayaking includes rolling, paddling techniques, kayak building, tuilik making, ropes, and other aspects of traditional kayaking culture.
Entries for our festival could include any of the above and/or anything that speaks to or is informed by traditional kayaks and culture.
The top three films received a handmade Norsaq by Don Beale.
The top ten films will be shown at SSTIKS.
All accepted films will be available on the SSTIKS website.

Our 2018 Supporters – Thank You!

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