Canoes arrive for Celebration

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Description

Drums and traditional songs filled the air at Douglas Harbor on Tuesday afternoon as Alaska Natives from all over Southeast Alaska made their way into the boating dock.

One People Canoe Society gathered together nine canoes filled withanywhere between 13-17 paddlers from Ketchikan, Sitka, Kake, Angoon, Hoonah, Yakutat and the Taku River in Canada, who each paddled their wayinto the harbor from their hometowns. It was the unofficial start to this year’sCelebration, the four-day biennial festival celebrating Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures.

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