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Celebration 2012 (June 7-9)
hl is daguyŠa
(Haida) Lip sha gotgyednshm (Tsimshian)
of Celebration 2012 available
Celebration 2012 DVDs are available for purchase. Videos
available include Grand Entrance, Grand Exit, individual dance
performances, parade, and Toddler Regalia Review. $25 per DVD plus
shipping. Allow 5-8 weeks for delivery. To order contact our front
office at 907-463-4844.
Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor the next Celebration June 7-9,
2012 in Juneau. The institute's biennial
Juried Art Show and Competition
awards ceremony will be held on the evening of June 6 along with a
Native Artist Gathering..
Celebration is a major dance-and-culture festival held every two years.
First held in 1982, it has become the largest cultural event in the
state, drawing thousands of people to the capital. Along with dance
performances, it features associated events, including a
Juried Art Show and Competition,
Native Artist Market,
Native Artist Gathering.,
soapberry contests, a
Toddler Regalia Review, workshops, lectures and a
parade through downtown Juneau. Celebration 2012 will be
led by the Xudzidaa KwŠan
Dancers of Angoon (above). Also, for the first time
Sealaska, through its subsidiary Haa Aani, will host an Oyster Fest at
the SHI lot, across from Sealaska Plaza downtown.
Hotels sometimes fill up soon after
this date is released, so SHI encourages people to book rooms early.
Please check back for more information. Tlingit
National Anthem (text
Ticket Prices3-day pass: $30; Elders and Youth
1-day pass: Adult $15; Elders and Youth (7-12) $10
Children 6 years and younger: Free
NOTE: We will be accepting cash only at the
Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall (formerly ANB) and at the admissions table by
the Centennial Hall parking lot (no checks or credit cards). For
credit card payments, go to the admissions table off of the main lobby
by retail at Centennial Hall.
Celebration to be broadcast, streamed live
Celebration 2012 will be broadcast on statewide television on 360
North. It will also be streamed live online. (Where
to Watch 360 North on TV) (Webcast)
Winners of Juried Art Competition announced
Seven artists have taken top awards at Sealaska Heritage
Instituteís sixth Juried Art Show and Competition in Juneau. The
winners, chosen by jurors Nathan Jackson, a world-renowned Tlingit
artist, and Peter Corey, a scholar in Northwest
Coast arts, are Best of Show, Arthur B. Nelson for Raven Bowl
Parking during Celebration
There will be free parking across the street from Centennial Hall in
the lot known as the subport (on Gastineau Channel). In other areas of
Juneau, there may be a fee for parking. (See
CBJ Parking Information)
to kick off next week
Native Artist Market to move to Sealaska Plaza
SHI will kick off its biennial Celebration next week, marking the
30th year since the inception of the popular dance-and-culture festival.
Celebration is a major event organized by Sealaska Heritage Institute
every two years. First held in 1982, it has become the largest cultural
event in the state, drawing thousands of people to the capital. Itís a
time when Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people come together to
celebrate their survival as a culture, said SHI President Rosita Worl,
adding itís also a community event open to the general public...(more)
Events Schedule) (Venues
Upcoming art-oriented Celebration events
Just about every aspect of Celebration could be considered "art"--from
the drumming to the dancing to the exquisitely-crafted regalia. But a
few events are designed specifically to celebrate Native arts. Here's a
look at what's coming up early next week...(more)
How to pronounce the Celebration 2012 theme in Tlingit
Audio by Nora Dauenhauer.
Recording collected by Daphne Wright (Audio)
News articles about Celebration 2012
A grand entrance indeed"
"Celebration juried art competition winners named"
"SHI's juried art exhibit opens at JACC"
"Strengthen yourself at Celebration"
"Genetic researchers hope to trace Raven and Eagle lineages"
sponsor DNA research during Celebration"
"Celebration kicks off this week in 30th year
"Biennial Celebration starts in Juneau next week
"Upcoming art-oriented Celebration events"
News articles about previous Celebrations
Makes List of 7 Alaska Things to Put on Your Life List"
"Celebration 2010 begins Wednesday"
"Finding long lost relatives"
"Shocking story behind Sealaska art show winner"