Wrangell dancers preparing to lead the way at Celebration 2020


August 1, 2019

Wrangell Sentinel archives, photo by Vincent Balansag

A photograph of Wrangell's native community taking part in the Grand Entrance parade in Juneau, for Celebration 2016. Celebration is a large cultural event for tribes across all of Southeast Alaska, according to Dixie Hutchinson. Wrangell has been invited to be the lead dance group next year, at Celebration 2020.

Celebration is a large, biennial cultural event for all Southeast Alaskan tribes across the region. For four days in June, according to the Sealaska Heritage Institute's website, tribal citizens from all over Southeast Alaska and beyond come together in Juneau for traditional songs, dances, and crafts. It is one of the largest gatherings of Southeast Alaskan tribes in the state. Next year's Celebration will be extra special, as members of Wrangell's native community have been named 2020's lead dance group.

"The biennial event is sponsored and organized by Sealaska Heritage Institute and bri...

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