“That regalia that you’re wearing, that’s our ancestors that are present,” Tlingit language teacher Heather Powell said. “So it’s a really exciting time to be able to participate in ceremony amongst each other.”
“This voyage for many has a particular focus on the revitalization of Alaska Native language and of course it’s all having to do with coming together at Celebration here in Juneau which was began by Sealaska in 1982 and which continues today held every two years,” Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said.
One People Canoe Society president Doug Chilton talks about the preparation the nine canoes made to make the journey from various communities in Southeast Alaska to Celebration 2018.
A group of paddlers and their canoes have finished their weeklong journey to Juneau. They traveled from Ketchikan, Sitka, Kake, Angoon, Hoonah, Yakutat — even Canada for Celebration.
A 35-year-old man was stabbed in downtown Juneau after he allegedly challenged multiple people to fight. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. A JPD news release says he was listed in stable condition.
Juneau police arrested a man accused of brandishing a knife at Home Depot employees last month. Patrick “Biscuit” Kane Jr. faces charges of theft, robbery and assault.
An Allen Marine vessel was near Eagle Rock, north of the Juneau area, when it struck a sandbar Wednesday morning. One-hundred-and-thirteen passengers were aboard, but no injuries were reported.
The Coast Guard medevaced a 61-year-old woman aboard a Southeast Alaska cruise ship, after she began suffering heart attack symptoms Wednesday.
This May has been wetter than average in Juneau. As of Friday, the National Weather Service has recorded 2.31 inches of rain at the Juneau International Airport. And more is on the way.
A grand jury on Thursday indicted a 35-year-old man on multiple charges of felony burglary. Travis Ian Johnson is accused of breaking into several downtown offices on Harris Street.