What you wore to Celebration 2018

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Billy and Brandon Ware, brothers from Petersburg, sport traditional vests.  Billy’s has a sealskin front and elk back while Brandon’s is made of traditional wool felt. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Beaded Sky Man on the back of Mary Katasse-Miller's vest. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Clara Haley is a standout in her buckskin dress, woven hat, and beaded moccasins. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)
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Pattie Adkisson wears a colorful sockeye salmon headband, a “peace-making necklace” with deer hooves, and long beaded earrings. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Nathan Blake wears a Raven tunic decorated with abalone beads, beaver and sea otter pelts, and moose hair and accessorizes with an Athabaskan sash and a hat his mother made. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Sandy Demmert shows off her traditional robe with a bear design. She wears a hat from the Raven tribe. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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The Monteros — George, his granddaughter Sadie and son James wearing three generations of Native style. George wears a traditional beaded leather vest, Sadie a woven cedar hat with her hoodie and jeans, and James a woven cedar hat and leather satchel with traditional black and red clothing. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Val Williams from Hoonah pairs select accessories with her black strap blouse and skinny jeans—black and red flats with a Native motif and whale’s tail earrings. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Edward Thomas wears an Athabaskan buckskin vest, beaded with a dog salmon and forget-me-not flower design. He also adds a “lovebird” necklace, which features an Eagle and Raven. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Floyd Guthrie chose a woven cedar hat to wear with his eagle design T-shirt, leather jacket with eagle beading and a Haida mask necklace. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Janice Jackson wore her woven cedar hat and accessorized it with sealskin earrings and purse, and an Alaska Native motif scarf. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Renee Culp, Tlingit Artist, proudly wears a bear and eagle embroidered vest created by her grandmother. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Kaax Tseen (Herb Sheakley Jr.) of the Chookaneadi wears a vest made of seal pelt and leather and a bear apron made by his father. He carries a paddle his father made. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Lilliana Willard wears her dance regalia while her mom, Rose, accessorizes with a woven cedar hat, crocheted vest and rabbit fur purse. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Mary Katasse-Miller wears a sealskin vest with raven beading; the back of her vest features a beaded Sky Man. Mary’s dog Scooter keeps her company. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Michelle Rochette looks stylish in a Northwest Spirit bear wrap, black leather skirt and black moccasins. Her accessories include a bone necklace and shell earrings.  Michelle is a member of the Yees Ku Oo Juneau dance group. ( Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Mike A. Jackson, a carver and printmaker from Kake, wears a traditional woven cedar hat, nose ring and necklace carved from killer whale teeth. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Richard Steele proudly wears a gifted Tlingit design felt vest he received for authoring the grant that funded the new Yanyeidi totem pole. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Rita and Robert Moore from Mercer Island, Washington, wear leather jackets decorated with a Haida motif as created by Dorothy Grant. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Shauna Yeomans wears a traditional cedar hat and a beautiful wool scarf with Native motif. Joan Jack also wears a cedar hat over her stylish blouse and leggings.  Both women, Take River Tlingit from Atlin, B.C. wear stylish nose rings with pride. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Two gentlemen wearing beaded vests await the arrival of the Celebration canoes at the Douglas boat harbor. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Barbara Blake wears a traditional Ahtna Athabaskan dress with a Chilkat pouch and sealskin moccasins. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Bryan Johnson adds Alaska Native touches to his T-shirt and jeans — a traditional cedar hat, face paint to honor his father’s Yaa Jee clan, and a silver necklace with sockeye salmon design. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Four generations at Celebration: Frances Kraus from Kake, her son Harold Kraus from Seattle, niece Emily Sheakley from Juneau and her two great-nieces, Raven and Mayzie. Each wears Alaska Native regalia important to them. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

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Libby Watanabe proudly carries her beaded octopus bag created by Shari Abel, while Raven Young wears a killer whale pendant with her modern stylish black and white outfit. (Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire)

Description

Juneau Empire fashion photographer Kerry Howard hit the streets during Celebration 2018 to capture what you wore to the four-day biannual festival that honors and celebrates Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian culture. Celebration 2018, sponsored by Sealaska Heritge Institute, is one of the largest gathering of Southeast Alaska Native peoples, and lasted from Wednesday, June 6- 9, 2018.

All photos by Kerry Howard | For the Juneau Empire

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