The ceremony was held by the Douglas Indian Association to honor human remains unearthed at the school during a renovation project this summer. Members of the Juneau Assembly and School Board attended as guests of DIA.
A Juneau photographer has donated a large collection of his father’s work to a Southeast Alaska cultural group. The archive documents the career of Amos Wallace, a nationally known Tlingit carver. It will be used to teach a new generation of artists about traditional – and more recent – techniques.
A virtual gallery of art from Celebration 2012 that’s now on display at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.
Eklutna Cemetery shows the confluence of Alaska Native and Russian Orthodoxy burial practices.
Celebration 2012 ended Saturday night with the Grand Exit, where more than 50 groups from Anchorage to the Pacific Northwest make their final processions. At the lead, and at the start of the Southeast Native cultural festival’s Grand Entrance, was one dance group from Angoon. Gilbert Fred and Alan Zuboff lead the Xudzidaa Kwáan Dancers.
The state is expanding its support for mariculture. Governor Sean Parnell this week signed a bill creating a revolving loan fund for shellfish farms.
Celebration 2012 is officially underway. Southeast Alaska’s largest Native cultural gathering kicked off in earnest this morning (Thursday) with the Grand Entrance Procession in Juneau.
Thirty-two pieces by 21 artists in Customary and Inspired Customary Art were selected for the exhibit.
Several hundred people welcomed seven canoe teams Wednesday who paddled to Juneau for Celebration 2012.