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Group seeks to prevent suicide through paddle-making

Group seeks to prevent suicide through paddle-making

Last weekend, the One People Canoe Society held a two-day paddle-making workshop in Wrangell.

Native art reflects traditions, new media and techniques

Native art reflects traditions, new media and techniques

A virtual gallery of art from Celebration 2012 that’s now on display at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.

Angoon dance group leads Celebration entrance

Angoon dance group leads Celebration entrance

Celebration 2012 ended Saturday night with the Grand Exit, where more than 50 groups from Anchorage to the Pacific Northwest make their final processions. At the lead, and at the start of the Southeast Native cultural festival’s Grand Entrance, was one dance group from Angoon. Gilbert Fred and Alan Zuboff lead the Xudzidaa Kwáan Dancers.

Parnell signs shellfish farm bill at OysterFest

Parnell signs shellfish farm bill at OysterFest

The state is expanding its support for mariculture. Governor Sean Parnell this week signed a bill creating a revolving loan fund for shellfish farms.

A grand entrance to Celebration 2012

A grand entrance to Celebration 2012

Celebration 2012 is officially underway. Southeast Alaska’s largest Native cultural gathering kicked off in earnest this morning (Thursday) with the Grand Entrance Procession in Juneau.

Celebration on 360 North

Celebration on 360 North

Watch all of Celebration live online. Celebration is a biennial festival of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian tribal members organized every two years by Sealaska Heritage Institute. Celebration 2012 began on June 7 and lasts three days. Watch the entire event on 360 North.

Celebration juried art competition winners named

Celebration juried art competition winners named

Thirty-two pieces by 21 artists in Customary and Inspired Customary Art were selected for the exhibit.

Celebration paddlers

Celebration paddlers

Several hundred people welcomed seven canoe teams Wednesday who paddled to Juneau for Celebration 2012.

Celebration paddlers due at Auke Rec at noon

Celebration paddlers due at Auke Rec at noon

About 90 Southeast Alaskans are making their way to Celebration 2012 by traditional canoe.

Celebration 2012: The region’s largest Native gathering

Celebration 2012: The region’s largest Native gathering

Celebration 2012 begins Thursday morning with the grand entrance, led by the Xudzidaa Kwáan Dancers of Angoon. More than 50 other groups from Alaska, Canada and the Lower-48 will take the stage during the Thursday-through-Saturday event, which is Southeast Alaska’s largest Native cultural gathering.