Charlene Richardson looks on as paddlers prepare to launch from the Brechin Boat Ramp on Monday.

Charlene Richardson looks on as paddlers prepare to launch from the Brechin Boat Ramp on Monday.

Journey ahead

NANAIMO – A handful of aboriginal adults and youths are paddling 275 kilometres to Nisqually, Wash.

Charlene Richardson looks on as paddlers prepare to launch from the Brechin Boat Ramp on Monday.

Richardson is one of a handful of adults and youths who are paddling 275 kilometres to Nisqually, Wash.

The trip is known as a Tribal Journey and is intended to better connect young aboriginals with their culture.

For more on the journey, please click here.