Haidas paddle to Juneau

July 4, 2016 0

A canoe bearing Haida crew was counted among the 10 canoes and roughly 100 paddlers to land on the shores of Douglas Harbour. Their arrival signaled the beginning of Celebration, a four-day festival from June […]


Robe returned

February 10, 2016 0

The Sealaska Heritage Institute welcomed home a long-lost treasure this past December. Weavers, carvers, painters and the curious gathered at the clan house in the Walter Soboleff building in Juneau to witness the unveiling of […]


Speeding along

November 3, 2015 1

By Graham — Work on United Pole at Gya K’id Naay Carving House at Kay Llnagaay is progressing faster than anticipated. “We should be finished in two and a half months,” speculated apprentice carver StllnGa […]


A robe released

August 31, 2015 0

A unique chiefly robe and a private ceremony made public, gave visitors and Islanders a glimpse into the intimate world of weavers. Artist Kujuuhl Evelyn Vanderhoop presented her most recent Naaxiin robe Friday, August 21 […]


Hlgadg̱uhlgaya: carving deeply

August 12, 2015 0

By Graham Richard. Photos by Tawla Jaad — Figures are beginning to take shape on the ‘United’ pole in Tluu Naay Canoe house, at Ḵay Llnagaay. Chip-by-chip, slender cedar slices fall away and collect in the newly created […]


2 Poles and 400 Strong

June 18, 2015 1

By Tawla Jaad — The students of Gidgalang Kuuyas Naay welcomed the students of Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary, Agnus L. Mathers Elementary and members of the community to witness the raising of two totem poles at the […]

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