Slideshow: Canoe landings kick off Celebration 2016

Members of the One People Canoe Society finished the last leg of their weeklong journey from Angoon to Juneau on Wednesday.

Their arrival marked the unofficial beginning of Celebration, a biennial festival of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian tribal members organized by the Sealaska Heritage Institute.

The Princeton Hall, a Juneau-based 65-foot boat, joined the flotilla throughout their journey along with several other safety boats. The boats provided food, shelter and safety to the canoes which came from several Southeast Alaska communities.

The Hall was a safety boat for a canoe piloted in honor of Alaska Native veterans.

Click on any photo to view the full slideshow.

Live television coverage of Celebration on 360 North and begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Celebration coverage continues from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Saturday. For more Celebration news coverage, go to

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