Totem and Screen Unveiling in Haines

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Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price, right, is thanked by Charles Schimdt, National Commander for the American Legion, after the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price performs the Carvers Dance during the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price waves Haines residents during the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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The Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses.

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents and veterans watch as the Dei Shu Dancers of Haines and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with non-profit businesses. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McCrae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is waht makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it."

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Haines residents, the Dei Shu Dancers and the Klukwan Chilkat Dancers celebrate the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Center, which has been open for about a year, has 11 apartments for military veterans along with nonprofit organizations. Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price produced the two 12-foot totems in honor of Tlingit veterans Walter Soboleff (Raven/Dog Salmon) and Howard McRae (Eagle/Wolf). The screen/sign is called Warriors Spirit. Price said, "When art is dedicated in this manner, presented with witnesses and dance, that is what makes it real, what gives it life. Now the art has life and people will feel it.

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