Performers exit the hall at the end of Celebration.
Watch Alaska Native veterans, dancers and participants parade through downtown Juneau on the final day of Celebration 2018.
A new perspective on the grand entrance – see it from above with these shots from a drone and a camera on the roof
The Yanyeidí Gooch (Wolf) Totem Pole is meant to honor the T’aakú Kwáan and the residents of “Akáx Yaa Andagán”, Douglas Indian Village that the City of Douglas burned down in 1962 to make way for a harbor and park.
The canoes, built by Wayne Price, had been on the water for four days. Two were from Haines and one was from Haines Junction in Canada.
Highlights from the canoe landing on Douglas
Zach Boxley and Donna Cole talk about their artwork at the Native Artist Market as part of Celebration 2018 in Juneau.
British Columbia-based artist Andy Everson likes to use dark imagery from “Star Wars” and add traditional Native designs as a way to uplift Native people. “As a child of the 1970s, I grew up around ‘Star Wars’ and collected all the toys and everything,” Everson said. “Fast forward many years later, I kind of combined…
The group of canoes have traveled from Ketchikan, Sitka, Kake, Angoon, Hoonah, Yakutat — even Canada. Clan leaders at Douglas Harbor gave permission to One People Canoe Society and its canoes to land. And then they welcomed those arriving by water at the boat ramp.
“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.”