360 North is proud to broadcast Celebration 2010 “Our Land” live from Juneau starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 3. Celebration is a festival of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian tribal members organized every two years by Sealaska Heritage Institute.
360 North will air three days of Celebration 2010 coverage beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 3 and running through midnight on Saturday, June 5. Live coverage will be broadcast until 11:00 p.m. each night and a repeat of that day’s events will be re-aired overnight.
The biennial Celebration event began in 1982 to celebrate Southeast Alaska Native traditions. This year, Celebration will include roughly 5,000 people, including 51 dance groups and more than 2,000 dancers from Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48 States.
Celebration has become an effective and energetic medium for encouraging families and communities to participate in traditional song and dance, arts and crafts, and the revitalization of Native languages. It is one of the largest gatherings of Southeast Alaska Native peoples and is the second largest event sponsored by Alaska Natives in the State of Alaska.