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Study Tlingit art, culture at UAS's Klukwan Summer Program

Posted: February 22, 2013 - 1:03am

SITKA — Want to earn college credit while you study Tlingit arts and culture or outdoor recreation? The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus will host its first Klukwan Summer Program on July 7-13.

This week-long arts and Tlingit cultural camp takes place in the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan, Alaska, located 22 miles north of Haines and 100 miles northeast of Juneau. College credits are available in two programs, and professional development credit is available for teachers:

•Salmon Camp -- students learn how to prepare salmon in the traditional way and carve a traditional canoe paddle (credit available for ART S285 Northwest Coast Carving and ED S593 Northwest Coast Salmon Cultural Camp).

•“Lynn Canal Sampler” -- students get outdoors to explore the area with bikes and experience this beautiful part of Southeast Alaska (optional credit for PE S103 Outdoor Recreation).

“What a great opportunity to learn first-hand from the traditional people of the area about their art and culture and seeing the incredible beauty of the Lynn Canal area,” Klukwan Summer Program Coordinator Jeff Budd said.

To learn more about the program and to receive a brochure, contact Denise Blankenship at 907-747-7714 or by e-mail at dmblankenship@uas.alaska.edu, or contact Jeff Budd at 907-747-4821 or by e-mail at jbudd3500@yahoo.com. The deadline to register for the Klukwan Summer Program is June 14.

For more information about other programs offered at the UAS Sitka Campus, call

907-747-7700 or go online at www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka.

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