Members of the Southeast Alaska Native Veterans lead the Grand Entrance Procession to Centennial Hall on Thursday followed by the Xudizidaa Kwaan Dancers of Angoon during the official start of Celebration 2012.
Members of the Heinyaa Kwaan Dance Group of Klawock, center, dance on the floor of Centennial Hall as other dance groups crowd into Centennial Hall during the Grand Entrance of Celebration 2012 on Thursday.
Gilbert Fred, right, of the Xootsnoowu Dachaxanx'i Yan Dance Group of Angoon sings and drums during the Grand Entrance Procession from the ANB Hall to Centennial Hall as the start of Celebration 2012 on Thursday.
Maka Mongure of the Mt. St. Elias Dancers of Yakutat dances off the stage in Centennial Hall during Celebration 2012's Grand Entrance on Thursday.