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Spiritual 'water blessing' honors life of young Haines man


July 5, 2019

Jenna Kunze

The Dei Shu Dancers (left) joined with Colombian spiritual leaders (center), visitors and locals to bless the water at Chilkat Inlet on Wednesday, June 26.

On June 26, a year to the hour of the death of 23-year-old Mario Julian Benassi, more than 60 out-of-town visitors, Alaska Natives from Chilkoot Indian Association and Klukwan, and indigenous South American spiritual leaders joined along the confl...

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