Southeast Alaska’s largest Native cultural event begins this week in Juneau. As many as 2,000 dancers from Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48 will take the stage to share song and dance traditions.
Up to 5,000 participants will also view contemporary Native art, hear research presentations, and discuss techniques for preserving languages. We look at two competitions that are part of Celebration 2010.Related Link: Link to the schedule and other information.
- The city thinks Hecla's Greens Creek mine may be responsible. The mine says its discharges in the area meet state requirements.
- Sarah Erkmann, external affairs manager for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association trade group, said the tax amounts to “punishing” oil companies.
- The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon canceled its annual convention slated to be held in Haines, mainly due to the weak Canadian dollar.
- For now, traffic in Gastineau Channel will not be restricted, but Hilbert said they will likely establish a no-wake zone during the actual salvage operation.