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Saanya Kwáan takes center role in Celebration 2014

06/13/14

Harvey Shields remembers attending the first Celebration in 1982 as a member of the Saanya Kwáan (Cape Fox) Dancers, led by his mother, Martha Shields.

Photos: Thursday Celebration

06/13/14
Photos from Thursday’s Celebration events. For more images of all the action, check out our slideshows and video: Slideshow | Coming Ashore Slideshow | A Grand Parade Video | Coming Ashore

Interactive map visualizes Tlingit connection to land

06/13/14

One cannot separate Tlingit history from the land, and it's never been easier to understand why, with a collaboration between the Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the University of British Columbia.

Photos: Celebration

06/12/14
The Sealaska Heritage Institute 2014 Celebration officially kicked of Wednesday in Juneau. Many gathered for the unofficial start of the event at Sandy Beach, to welcome canoes from various ...

Juried Art Show recognizes exemplary works

06/20/14

In introducing the winners of Sealaska Heritage Institute's seventh biennial Juried Art Show and Competition Wednesday evening, juror and Tsimshian artist David R. Boxley took a few moments to express his great passion for Northwest Coast Art.

Schedule of Events

06/09/14

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 Dance Group Registration & Ticket Sales, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Centennial Hall. Native Artist Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sealaska Plaza and JACC. Juried Art Show Award Ceremony, 4 p.m., JACC.

Photo: Rosita Worl

Celebration 2014

06/09/14

As we gather together at Celebration 2014, let us reflect on the vision our ancestors and historical leaders held for our future.

#RoadToCelebration: Bringing Artists Together

06/09/14

Long before the Grand Entrance, artists are sewing, weaving, painting and practicing, all in preparation for Celebration every two years.

Clarence Jackson's Speech from Celebration 2002

06/09/14

This speech was given by Clarence Jackson (Asx'aak, Gastín, Daanaawú, Tá Gooch) of the Tsaagweidí clan, a beloved Tlingit Elder and leader, a Sealaska board member and chairman of the Sealaska Heritage Institute's Council of Traditional Scholars.

Haida author pens first children's book, 'Killer Whale Eyes'

06/12/14

As a little girl, Sondra Simone Segundo spent her summers in Hydaburg where her grandmother and great-grandmother lived. There, she heard Haida stories passed down from generation to generation about her ancestors.
One story struck her in particular.

Photos: Celebrating Celebration through reflections of the past

06/09/14

Dancers, attendees, elders, youth and members of Native clans from all over Alaska converge on Juneau's downtown streetscape to experience the Grand Entrance and Celebration parades during the biannual event in 2012.

Photo: Traditional foods with a modern twist 1

Traditional Foods with a Modern Twist

06/09/14

Historically, soapberry dishes were made at ceremonial gatherings and considered an uncommon treat. Thanks to the biennial event Celebration, people have the chance to make and taste the dish this week.

Photo: Robes that dance

Robes that Dance

06/09/14

Editor's note: This excerpt was reprinted from "Celebration 2000: Restoring Balance Through Culture," with permission from Sealaska Heritage Institute I n the rain forest of Alaska live the Tlingit people whose woven textiles are alive with power.

Soboleff Center takes shape

05/27/14
The Walter Soboleff Center has quickly taken shape on the corner of Front and Seward Streets downtown, filling in the space once known as “the Pit” with a three-story, contemporary building ...

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