Chumash community welcomes summer season
Updated On: Jun 21 2013 11:08:11 PM CDT
Members of the Chumash tribe helped welcome the first full day of summer Friday morning.
About a handful of other North American Pacific tribes attended the event at 5:30 a.m.
The tribes burned sage near Stearns Wharf to bless the longest day of the year.
In addition participants took a sunrise paddle in the wooden tomol through the Santa Barbara Harbor.
The special event was organized by the Chumash elders and Integrated Marine Education and Research Expeditions.
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