Sewing regalia for Celebration


February 29, 2024

Olivia Rose

Sewing regalia for Celebration

Tlingit and Haida's Petersburg Youth Navigator program with Brandon Ware partnered with Petersburg Indian Association to provide a dance collar workshop under the instruction of PIA tribal council president Debra O'Gara. At the end of the fourth session on Feb. 17, registered participants gathered around the group table in the PIA conference room and neared the finish mark for completing their regalia. The dance collar kits were ordered from Alberta Aspen in Washington state. Materials were organized, cut out, and pinned down before sewn together. Ware said a dance collar can take up to 20 hou...

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