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Spiritual ‘water blessing’ honors life of young Haines man

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 confluence of the Chilkat River and the inlet for a water blessing. Aquasension, the three-day festival organized by the father, […]