Canoe Journey Welcome

"It's good to see you, our relatives," Will Ware -hít s'aatí for the Freshwater Mark Sockeye house of the T'akdeintaan clan, Raven moiety, Tlingit tribe- exclaims to the line of canoes full of people from several tribal communities across Southeast Alaska. "Come to the shore, and let's share in some water..." On Wednesday night, nearly 100 people gather at the drive down dock to welcome canoes with over 70 pullers and crew arriving in Séet Ká Kwáan (Petersburg) during a six-day journey to Juneau for Celebration 2024. The canoes paddled through the narrows, singing as they neared the dock. In a...


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