Trickster Company, Kindred Post and KTOO Public Media presents the 2018 Celebration Sessions featuring AK REBEL.
Gwich’in Athabascan songwriter Daniel Firmin of Fort Yukon and Fairbanks performs “Call Me What You Want” as part of the Red Carpet Celebration Sessions.
Nellie Vale, 10, of Yakutat arrived by canoe to Celebration 2018. The festival is held every two years to celebrate Southeast Native culture, and it unofficially begins with canoes representing various tribes arriving into the Juneau area.
Watch Alaska Native veterans, dancers and participants parade through downtown Juneau on the final day of Celebration 2018.
A collection of photographs from KTOO Public Media staff members during Celebration 2018.
The totem pole was created for Goldbelt Heritage Foundation and Douglas Indian Association, as part of a healing process for the T’aaḵú Ḵwáan Tlingit tribe. The pole memorializes the deliberate burning of Akáx Yaa Andagán, the Douglas Indian village, in 1962 and honors the residents who lost their homes.
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…
A weaving presentation displayed blankets, aprons and other items made by practicing artisans from Southeast Alaska and British Columbia. About 50 people attended the presentation Wednesday by weavers and weaving historians in the Shuka Hit clan house in the Walter Soboleff Building.
Members of the T’aaḵú Ḵwáan gathered Tuesday at Savikko Park in Douglas for the raising of the Yanyeidì Gooch kootéeyaa, or Wolf totem pole.