The One People Canoe Society, along with dancers and community members from many Native towns and villages across Southeast Alaska visited the Shakes Island Tribal House after a monumental parade through downtown last week. The Tribal House was renovated at a cost of just over $1 million.
A trio of Southeast elders takes part in the rededication ceremony on Saturday morning. From left: Lawrence Bahovic of Wrangell, Marvin Kadake of Kake, and Ben Didrickson of Klukwan. Watching behind them are, from left, Ken Hoyt, Joel Churchill, Gary Stevens and Ernie Christian, among 125 guests insdide the Tribal House