Close to 500 community members gathered Monday to celebrate the raising of new Eagle and Raven totem poles at Gajaa Hit.
The two totem poles that stood for 36 years in Juneau’s old Indian Village have been hauled off.
Haida carving brothers Joe and T.J. Young began carving the totem poles with axes and chainsaws last year. Friday, they were working with small hand tools.
Wednesday was the first day of work carving totem poles to replace the 35-year-old ones at the Gajaa Hit building off Willoughby.