Sealaska holds “First Tree Ceremony” to launch 2013 timber harvest

Sealaska Corp. kicked off its 2013 timber harvest program with a First Tree Ceremony.

The Juneau-based regional Native corporation says in a press release that the event is like a Blessing of the Fleet at the beginning of fishing season.

The company says the ceremony was held April 13 on Prince of Wales Island near Big Salt, just north of Klawock.

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