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New bronze posts preserve Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian art


September 6, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The three bronze posts unveiled under sunny skies also double as pillars. They hold up and support the vibrancy and resilience of the Tsimshian, Tlingit and Haida cultures.

“We are not just a part of history, we are here and living our way of life,” said Rosita Worl, Sealaska Heritage Institute president, during a Aug. 26 ceremony held in front of the Walter Soboleff Building. “These bronze posts are symbols of our past and symbols of our future.”

Each 8-foot-tall post at the corner of Front and Seward streets was carved respectively by a Tsimshian, Tlingit a...

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