Friday, June 10, 2022: Documenting 40 years of Celebration. SEAGLA Pride Month events. Juneau Public Library monthly update.  

A documentary premieres this Saturday, that looks back on 40 years of Celebration – and how this biennial gathering of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples helped to launch a cultural renaissance in Southeast Alaska.

On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Sarah Betcher talks about the making of this documentary, a collaboration between Sealaska Heritage Institute and Farthest North Films.

Also, on this program:

  • How SEAGLA will celebrate Pride Month, and the story behind this year’s Pride Month logo.
  • The Juneau Public Library’s summer youth reading program..
Andy Kline hosts Juneau Afternoon on Fridays.

Andy Kline hosts this Friday’s program. You can catch Juneau Afternoon, Tuesday through Friday, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3.  The rebroadcast airs at 7:00 p.m. on KTOO. You can also listen online at

For more information about Juneau Afternoon or to schedule time on the show, email



Part 1: Sealaska Heritage Institute and Farthest Films North documentary: A Celebration time capsule.

Guests: Sarah Betcher, Producer, Farthest North Films

Sarah Betcher of Farthest North Films talks with Juneau Afternoon host, Andy Kline, about the Celebration documentary she co-produced with Sealaska Heritage Institute (Photo by Rhonda McBride).

Sealaska Heritage Institute and Farthest North Films began work on the documentary, 4o Years of  Celebration in 2018, to show how this biennial gathering of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples evolved into a cultural mecca. It incorporates footage from past Celebrations, including the very first in 1982, as well as new interviews gathered four years ago. The film was premiered at Centennial Hall on the last day of Celebration and aired on KTOO 360TV. Sarah Betcher of Farthest North Films says the one-hour program will be an emotional experience for those with family members who appear in the documentary, especially those no longer alive.

Part 2: SEAGLA's Pride Month logo: Inspired by Southeast Alaska's Indigenous cultures.

Guests: Abi Spofford and Chloey Cavanaugh, SEAGLA

Chloey Cavanaugh, an indigenous artist from Southeast Alaska, created this year’s Pride Month logo for SEAGLA. Within it, there’s a hand with an eye, which Cavanaugh says represents “our community seeing each other.”



Part 3: Juneau Public Library: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Guests: Margaret Luedke, Juneau Public Library Programs and Marketing Coordinator
Margaret Luedke talks about the “Camp iRead” program on Juneau Afternoon (Photo by Rhonda McBride).

The Juneau Public Library is offering many incentives this summer to keep kids reading and to prevent what teachers call “summer slide.” Margaret Luedke, the Juneau Public Library’s programs and marketing coordinator, says there will be reading games as well as prizes for kids to enjoy, as well as crafts and additional story time for younger kids.

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