Git Hayetsk dancers from Metlakatla and British Columbia performed Saturday, March 25 for the University of Alaska Southeast’s first annual spring showcase.
The group’s leaders are Dr. Mique’l Dangeli and Mike Dangeli. Mique’l Dangeli, who grew up in Metlakatla in Southeast Alaska, is an assistant professor of Alaska Native Studies at UAS. Mike Dangeli is a carver who grew up in Juneau.
The group’s members come from many nations, including the Tsimshian, Tlingit, Haida, Haisla, Nisga’a, Tsetsaut, Gitxsan and Tahltan. It was the dance group's first full length performance in Juneau. Since 1999, the group has shared their songs and dances at ceremonial and public events in Canada, U.S. and abroad.
The showcase was supported in part by the Connie Boochever Endowment for the Arts and the Dr. Alfred E. Widmark Native and Rural Student Center Endowment.