Kathy Miller and her grandson, Michael, 10, join about 150 advocates in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule during a Tongass Rally on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kathy Miller and her grandson, Michael, 10, join about 150 advocates in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule during a Tongass Rally on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Turn Out for the Tongass Rally

Locals rally in support of Roadless Rule.

Here’s some shots today from the Turn Out for the Tongass Rally, which included performances from the Yees Ku Oo multicultural dance group and speeches from Alaska Native activists and Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau.

The rally, which took place in front of the Alaska State Capitol, urged local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule.


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com. Follow our Instagram at @Juneau.Life.


Mary Watson photographs during a Tongass Rally in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mary Watson photographs during a Tongass Rally in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Wanda “Kashudoha” Loescher Culp, Tlingit activist and WECAN Tongass Coordinator, speaks during a Tongass Rally to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Wanda “Kashudoha” Loescher Culp, Tlingit activist and WECAN Tongass Coordinator, speaks during a Tongass Rally to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Advocates turn out in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule during a Tongass Rally on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Advocates turn out in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule during a Tongass Rally on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Don Kussart holds a sign during a Tongass Rally in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Don Kussart holds a sign during a Tongass Rally in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kate Troll speaks during a Tongass Rally to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kate Troll speaks during a Tongass Rally to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Joel Jackson, Organized Village of Kake Tribal President, speaks during a Tongass Rally to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Joel Jackson, Organized Village of Kake Tribal President, speaks during a Tongass Rally to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, dances with other advocates in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule during a Tongass Rally on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, dances with other advocates in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule during a Tongass Rally on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Advocates turn out in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule during a Tongass Rally on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Advocates turn out in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule during a Tongass Rally on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Signs in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule during a Tongass Rally on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Signs in front of the Alaska State Capitol to show local support for the 2001 National Roadless Rule during a Tongass Rally on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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