SSTIKS 2018 is happening June 8-10, 2018!

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 Registration is now open

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

SSTIKS 2018 Schedule

Thursday Early Bird Schedule
  • 4:00PM – 6:00PM Mentors Session -Teaching Greenland Skills
  • 6:30PM – 7:30PM Dinner (bring your own)
  • 7:30PM – 9:00PM Evening Film Presentation – The Journals of Knud Rasmussen
Friday Schedule
  • 7:30AM – 8:15AM Yoga on the beach
  • 8:00AM – 5:00PM Paddle Carving Class
  • 9:00AM – 11:30AM Morning Sessions
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM Catered Lunch
  • 1:30PM – 3:30PM Afternoon Sessions
  • 3:45PM – 4:15PM Greenland Parade
  • 4:30PM – 5:30PM Ropes Demo
  • 6:00PM – 7:00PM Catered Dinner
  • 7:30PM – 9:00PM Nate Apgar Keynote
Saturday Schedule
  • 7:30AM – 8:15AM Yoga on the beach
  • 9:00AM – 11:30AM Morning Sessions
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM Catered Lunch
  • 1:15PM – 2:15PM Rolling Demo & Competition
  • 2:30PM – 4:30PM Afternoon Sessions
  • 4:45PM – 5:15PM Kayak Race
  • 5:15PM-6:00PM Dead Fish Polo!
  • 6:00PM – 7:30PM Silent Auction
  • 6:30PM – 7:30PM Catered Dinner
  • 8:00PM – 8:45PM Live Auction
  • 9:00PM – 10:00PM Film Festival
Sunday Schedule
  • 7:30AM – 8:15AM Yoga on the beach
  • 9:00AM – 10:30AM Informal Mentoring on the Water
  • 10:30AM – 11:30AM Kids Barge Race & Wedding of Palo Race
  • 11:45AM – 12:00PM Greenland Skills Awards
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM Catered Lunch

Good Bye SSTIKS 2018

Our SSTIKS 2018 Mentors

The Second Annual SSTIKS Film Festival

Enter the SSTIKS 2018 Film Festival

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

See more about the festival and view last year’s films here

WE WANT YOUR FILM in 2018!

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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