Celebration calendar for Wednesday, June 8

Here’s today’s Celebration festivities. For the full schedule over the entire four days, click here, or for the full dance group performance schedule over four days, click here.

Dance group registration and ticket sales open, 9 a.m.-noon, Centennial Hall.

Native Artist Committee Meeting & Native Artist Gathering, 9-11 a.m., Walter Soboleff Building, Living History Center, second floor. An informal gathering for Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artists. Celebration pass required.

Weaver’s Presentation, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Walter Soboleff Building, Shuká Hít (clan house). A presentation by Ravenstail and Chilkat weavers including Della Cheney, Marsha Hotch, Shgen George, Lily Hope, Clarissa Rizal and others. $5 admission or Celebration pass.

Dance group leaders’ meeting, 2 p.m., Centennial Hall.

Juried Art Show Award Ceremony, 4 p.m., Walter Soboleff Building, Shuká Hít (clan house). View selected pieces and winning work from Northwest Coast artists. Winners of the Juried Youth Art Exhibit will also be recognized. Nathan Jackson Gallery open until 8 p.m. $5 admision or Celebration pass.

Processional and Grand Entrance, 6 p.m., Willoughby Street, from Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall to Centennial Hall. Short outdoor procession begins at 6 pm (free) followed by Grand Entrance and Welcoming Ceremony at 8 p.m. at Centennial Hall (Celebration pass required). Opening remarks by: Rosita Kaa Háni Worl, Ph.D., President of SHI; Byron Mallott, Lt. Governor, State of Alaska; Joe Nelson, Chair Board of Directors, Sealaska Corporation; Anthony Mallott, President and CEO, Sealaska Corporation; and the following traditional leaders and representatives: Ken Grant, Tlingit, Raven; David Katzeek, Tlingit, Eagle; Sid Edenshaw, Haida and Audrey Hudson, Tsimshian.


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