Heather Gatti works on a cedar root braclett at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Heather Gatti works on a cedar root braclett at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Celebrating Our Ways of Life

Scenes from the Celebrating Our Ways of Life event.

Scenes from the Celebrating Our Ways of Life event held at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The annual Alaska Native Heritage Month event offered arts, crafts and a new music video.

Read more here: Celebrate Our Ways of Life swaps speeches for conversations


Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com.


Bentwood Box made by John Garcia on display at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bentwood Box made by John Garcia on display at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Robert Mills talks about what formline means to him at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Robert Mills talks about what formline means to him at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Heather Gatti works on a cedar root braclett at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Heather Gatti works on a cedar root braclett at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Master weaver Della Cheney hands Heather Gatti more cedar root to finish her braclett at Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Master weaver Della Cheney hands Heather Gatti more cedar root to finish her braclett at Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

John Garcia talks about making bendwood boxes out of yellow cedar at Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

John Garcia talks about making bendwood boxes out of yellow cedar at Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Robert Mills shows examples of formline at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Robert Mills shows examples of formline at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alfie Price discusses Native languages at Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alfie Price discusses Native languages at Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Robert Mills talks demostrates formline design at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Robert Mills talks demostrates formline design at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cecelia Friberg-Rodriguez works on beading a pendant during the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cecelia Friberg-Rodriguez works on beading a pendant during the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cecelia Friberg-Rodriguez works on beading a shark pendant during the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cecelia Friberg-Rodriguez works on beading a shark pendant during the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Selena Beierly, left, teaches Carly Jackson about beading at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Selena Beierly, left, teaches Carly Jackson about beading at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jackie Pata displays her grandmother’s headband while talking about regalia patterns at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jackie Pata displays her grandmother’s headband while talking about regalia patterns at the Celebrating Our Ways of Life for Native American Heritage Month at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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