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Celebration 2004 Events Schedule

Posted: Friday, June 04, 2004

• Black Seaweed Contest, 9 a.m. today at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Entry Deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3. Entries can be submitted to SHI Sociolinguist Roy Mitchell or to the information booth. First place will be $500, second place will be $250, and third place will be $100.

• Storytelling Forum - 2-4 p.m. today at Centennial Hall theater. Ishmael Hope, a Tlingit and Inupiaq Storyteller will organize and lead the forum. Bob Sam, a renowned storyteller, will discuss the importance of continuing the oral traditions of our ancestors. Other participants will include the winners of the Alaska Native Oratory Contest sponsored by the University of Alaska.

• Rangimarie Maori Dancers, Celebration 2004 Special Guests - 1 p.m. today at ANB Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Centennial Hall. One of New Zealand's best Maori performing groups will be participating in a cultural exchange tour of Alaska. Their presentations, tour and exchange goals are:

Native Artist Workshops

• Robert Davidson: "Juried Art Show Review," 10 a.m. today at Centennial Hall theater. Davidson, one of the Jurors of the Sealaska Juried Art Show, is also a renowned Native carver. He will meet with artists who entered the Juried Art Show and other artists to discuss the fundamentals of traditional Northwest Coast style art.

Canoeing Events

• Community Canoeing events and picnic - 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Sandy Beach, Douglas. Five canoes will be available for the events. There will be a race division for teams of men, women, co-ed, and co-ed youth (ages 12-17).Each team should consist of 11 members. There also will be paddling opportunities for community members not wishing to race. For more information contact Doug Chilton, 780-3526.



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