TJ Young carves a Haida house post along with his brother Joe Young Aug. 5 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. The carvers have been creating house posts for the clan house at the center's Southeast village site. The large log-and-plank structure, a replica of the clan houses used before contact with Europeans, was deemed incomplete when the center opened in 1999. A $75,000 grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation put the posts within grasp, and the work is now completed. One post was set in position and dedicated each day this week with ceremonies that included songs and dancing. The event culminates today with a naming celebration for the house. Because the clan house is far from the historic territory of Southeast people, the committee has determined that "The House Far Away from Home" will be the name.
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