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Celebration canoe paddlers take first journey since pandemic


June 9, 2022

Kyle Clayton

Twenty-five seafarers from Haines and Haines Junction paddled dugout canoes to Juneau during a four-day journey to Celebration. This was the first time the annual tradition was held since the start of the pandemic.

Tlingit master carver Wayne Price was one of 25 seafarers who departed Haines in dugout canoes on Thursday, June 3 on their journey to "Celebration" in Juneau-a gathering of Native peoples to celebrate and perpetuate their culture and traditions....

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