Celebrating cultural reclamation through dance, song and art

(Steve Quinn)

As soon as dance leader David A. Boxley strikes his deer-hide drum, he’s ready to celebrate.

What follows is one of nearly 50 dance group performances spanning four days on the main stage at Juneau’s Centennial Hall.

The shows represent a journey led by nearly 2,000 dancers into this region’s Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures and centuries-old histories.

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Drop your words into giant origami boat for National Poetry Day competition 

What a clever way to  celebrate National Poetry Day!

The boat is part of a competition, inviting people  to submit words related to the sea into it to be in to win dinner ...

The public are invited to drop a word relating to the sea, along with contact details, into the boat. They will receive an instant prize of a biscuit and a poem from one of two new collections of poetry, Keel & Drift by Adrienne Jansen and Everything is Here by Rob Hack and go into the draw to win dinner for two and a cruise on a boat in Mana or copies of these collections.

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