(Photos by Casey Kelly/KTOO)
Celebration 2010 is underway. Southeast Alaska’s largest Native cultural gathering kicked off Thursday morning with the Grand Entrance Parade along Juneau’s Willoughby Avenue. Casey Kelly was there, and has this audio postcard.
We hear from a few of the 51 Native dance groups taking part in this year’s festival, as well as the voices of the Reverend Doctor Walter Soboleff, Sealaska board member Clarence Jackson, and Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl.
Celebration lasts through Saturday, with dance groups performing until at least 10 p.m. every night. You can watch it live on KTOO’s 360 North cable channel.
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