Reflections on Celebration: Past, present and future from Rosita Worl.

A recent photo of Dr. Rosita Worl as president of the Sealaska Heritage Institute (Photo courtesy of SHI).
Guests: Rosita Worl, President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute.
Celebration 2018 (Photo courtesy of Sealaska).


Rosita Worl helped to organize the first Celebration in 1982, a festival to honor Lingít, Haida and Tsimshian cultures. She says the 1982 gathering only had about 200 people, mostly elders. But today, Celebration draws more than 5,000 people and 2,000 dancers, with young people and children in the sea of faces.

Air date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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