Thumbs up to a good opening. Judged by nothing else than its length, Friday’s ceremony to dedicate the Walter Soboleff Building was an event to remember. Of course, it went beyond that.
There were 10 hours of speeches, singing and dancing, but what truly matters is what comes next. Sealaska Heritage Institute’s new home in downtown Juneau is supposed to be a place where things happen, and ideally, they’ll keep happening there for decades. This isn’t just an office building — it’s a meeting space, a teaching space, an archive and a museum.