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By Ben Muir 

Students dive into Tlingit culture for Gold Award project


March 29, 2018

Photo courtesy of Susan Harai

Victor Sallenbach, Savanna Littrell, Claira Sallenbach and Matthew Davis explain Tlingit regalia at the culture camp.

About a dozen people recently spent a day learning about Tlingit culture at Sandy Beach Park, as part of a Girl Scout Gold Award project.

Nine students, including Avery Herrman-Sakamoto, who culminated her Gold Award project at the Tlingit Culture Camp on March 15.

Herrman-Sakamoto has been a scout since the second grade. She decided in the fifth grade to work toward the Gold Award, the highest honor in the Girl Scouts. And now, a junior, she has worked on this capstone project since September.

She went through a four-page application process, was interviewed by the Petersburg Indian Ass...

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