Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson, President of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, holds Guillermo Contreras, 3, as Tristen Washington, 9, of the Xaadaas Dagwii Dance Group performs at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall for Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson, President of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, holds Guillermo Contreras, 3, as Tristen Washington, 9, of the Xaadaas Dagwii Dance Group performs at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall for Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Indigenous Peoples Day in Juneau

Full house greets dancers, speakers and free lunch.

Scenes from Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.

The event included a performance by the Xaadaas Dagwii Dance Group, speeches by Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson, President of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and Jacqueline Pata, President & CEO of the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, and a free lunch.

Read more about the day’s events here: Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates the people, places and names that were here first


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at mpenn@juneauempire.com. Follow our Instagram at @Juneau.Life.


Members of the Xaadaas Dagwii Dance Group perform for Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Members of the Xaadaas Dagwii Dance Group perform for Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alfie Price, left, and Tristen Washington, 9, perform with the Xaadaas Dagwii Dance Group for Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alfie Price, left, and Tristen Washington, 9, perform with the Xaadaas Dagwii Dance Group for Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Florence Sheakley gives a prayer for Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Florence Sheakley gives a prayer for Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson, President of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, speaks during Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson, President of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, speaks during Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jacqueline Pata, President & CEO of the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, speaks during Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jacqueline Pata, President & CEO of the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, speaks during Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People crowd into the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall for lunch during Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People crowd into the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall for lunch during Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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