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Celebration 2014 (June 11-14)
"Envisioning the future through the reflections of our past"

(Volunteer Application)

Sanya Kwaan will be the lead dance group in 2014. Photo by Brian WallaceSealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor the next Celebration June 11-14, 2014 in Juneau. Celebration will kick off with the institute's biennial Juried Art Show and Competition awards ceremony on June 11.

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 at Centennial Hall and the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, it features associated events, including a

Juried Art Show and Competition, Native Artist Market, a Seaweed Contest,a Soapberry Contest, a Toddler Regalia Review, workshops, lectures and a parade through downtown Juneau.  Celebration 2014 will be led by the Saanya Kwan (Cape Fox)  from Ketchikan (above).

Hotels sometimes fill up soon after this date is released, so SHI encourages people to book rooms early.

Celebration coordinator: Sarah Dybdahl, 907.586.9234, sarah.dybdahl@sealaska.com. For pre-ticket sales contact Stephanie Moreno-Beckner, 907.586.9220, stephanie.moreno-beckner@sealaska.com.

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Ticket Prices
3-day pass: $30; Elders and Youth (7-12) $15 
1-day pass: Adult $15; Elders and Youth (7-12) $10
Children 6 years and younger: Free
(Tickets will be available for early purchase. Check back soon for availability date)

Travel discount for Celebration available
Alaska Airlines is offering a 5 percent discount for people traveling to and from Celebration 2014. Departure cities include any Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air US or Canadian city. (Not Included:  Prudhoe Bay, Hawaii & Mexico). Beginning Travel Date: June 8, 2014; Last Travel Date: June 17, 2014. Discount Code: ECMV344

Be a volunteer for Celebration 2014!
SHI relies on volunteers to make Celebration happen. We could not do it without them. We need 200 volunteers--people who donate a minimum of four hours get a free, one-day pass. To volunteer, submit an application to Volunteer Coordinator: Mike Hoyt, 907.586.9166, michael.hoyt@sealaska.com. (Application)

A message to dance groups from Council of Traditional Scholars
The Council, which is comprised of Elders and Clan Leaders who have deep knowledge about our culture, provides advice to SHI to ensure the cultural integrity of SHI programs. In its most recent meetings, the Traditional Scholars addressed two issues they wished to share with the Dance Groups and others...(more)















































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